Resilience By Design
Released in December 2014, Resilience by Design addresses Los Angeles’ greatest earthquake vulnerabilities, including building retrofitting and steps to secure our water supply and communications infrastructure. The report presents the recommendations of the Mayoral Seismic Safety Task Force. These recommendations suggest strategic solutions to protect the lives of our residents; improve the capacity of the City to respond to earthquakes; prepare the City to recover quickly from earthquakes; and protect the economy of the City and all of Southern California.
The Mayoral Seismic Task Force evaluated four areas of seismic vulnerability: pre-1980 “non-ductile reinforced concrete” buildings: pre-1980 “soft-first story” buildings; water system infrastructure (including impact on firefighting capability); and telecommunications infrastructure.
Stay Up to Date on Los Angeles’s Resilience Building
- December 10, 2015 Mayor Garcetti Announces Award for “Resilience by Design”
- October 23, 2015 Mayor Garcetti Announces First in the Nation Early Warning System Pilot at LAUSD
- October 9, 2015 Mayor Garcetti Signs Historic Earthquake Retrofit Measure Into Law; Ensures Safety for Thousands of Angelenos
- July 17, 2015 Mayor Garcetti Announces New Local Earthquake Fault Study Zones to Ensure New Buildings Are Not Built on Active Fault Lines
- July 3, 2014 Mayor Garcetti Announces New “Chief Resilience Officer” Coming to L.A.
- December 4, 2013 Los Angeles Wins Rockefeller Foundation Grant