I am working my way through the draft application. It is not going badly, question 4 is down and I plan to put to sleep question 5 by tonight.
Question 6, however, is hard.
What specific technical support would you seek for the development of a resilience plan (such as financing mechanisms, technology and data analytics, land-use planning, infrastructure, and community/social resilience capacity building)? What specific technical support would you seek for implementing a resilience plan? Are there solutions or solution providers/ companies with which your city has already worked with or would like to work?*
This is essentially a micro-project, in which we need to envision activities. I struggle to establish the appropriate level of detail, let alone figure out what to do. It is really not fair to ask us what we would do, so I guess the question is really about what types of things we need to do. Cheap, open tech? The unMonastery as an off-grid hacker university to skill people up in a material sense? Local networks connected to solar (reminiscent of Arthur’s State-In-A-Box session at #LOTE1)? Planting lots of trees? What about finance? Should we aim to secure capital in-kind, as in buildings and arable land? I would really appreciate any input you might have.