Resilience is a primary function of any thriving city. No where do we see this challenge more evident than across the U.S. I-10 corridor. Whether it’s the impacts of mega drought and extreme heat in the west, or hurricanes and massive floods in the east, the cities along the U.S. I-10 have had to anticipate and respond to unprecedented challenges caused by rapid climate change including failing infrastructure, poverty, public health, and affordable housing.
Join Ten Across founder and executive director Duke Reiter as he speaks with Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of El Paso, Texas, and Abena Ojetayo, Director of Housing and Community Resilience for the City of Tallahassee, Florida about how they are building resilient communities to address today’s biggest challenges now and in anticipation for the future.
Nicole Ferrini is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of El Paso, Texas. She began her career with degrees in both architecture and interior design, starting her own architecture firm before going into public service. She serves on multiple boards including the USGBC Chihuahuan Desert Chapter and Eco El Paso.
Abena Ojetayo is Director of Housing and Community Resilience for the City of Tallahassee, Florida. She has previously served as Chief Resilience Officer and Director of Sustainability and Community Preservation. An engineer by training, she has worked around the globe to advance resilience from Nigeria to Greece.