Problem DescriptionBy adapting our city to our natural environment and the risks of climate change, we can create opportunities for all New Orleanians to thrive. We must align our infrastructure and urban environment to the realities of our delta soils and geography. Rather than resist water, we must embrace it.
"Embrace changing environment & adapt for climate change" is 1 of 3 goals of New Orleans' Resilience Strategy. New Orleans faces significant challenges: climate change and rising sea levels, land subsidence and coastal erosion, and lack of equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians. For our city, being resilient means more than levees holding back water and wetlands protecting us from storms. It means striking a balance between human needs and the environment that surrounds us while also combating the chronic stresses of violence, poverty, and inequality.
- Jeff Hebert, Chief Resilience Officer, New Orleans, USA
Solution StageOne of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and testing3||Mix of design and implementation skills|
|A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users||Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea|