The Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI), led by 100 Resilient Cities, is a one-year sequence of convenings, tactical workshops, and design sprints to surface and test the world’s most innovative solutions to fire and urban heat in the Greater Los Angeles region. This work is especially vital as Los Angeles and Ventura Counties continue to rebuild in the wake of the Woolsey Fire late last year.

Photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman, courtesy of the U.S. Air National Guard.

After a competitive selection process, SCRI announced three pilot projects for implementation:

  • Southern California Receiving Communities Project presented by Climate Resolve
  • Climate Emergency Planning and Preparedness Operations Center and Integrated Data Hub presented by TreePeople and Ventura County
  • Visualizing Vulnerability Across Boundaries: LA County Climate Vulnerability Assessment, Codes, and Land Use Tools presented by Los Angeles County

“We are proud to support the work of SCRI. It has been encouraging to see the excitement around these three selected projects, and how they will contribute to building greater climate resilience throughout the region,” shared Robert Miyashiro, program officer for the Hilton Foundation. “We look forward to our continued partnership in this innovative collaboration.”

Developed in response to the broader trend toward hotter, drier, and more extreme heat and wildfire events, SCRI will build a global practice on regional wildfire management through these pilots and its broader network.