In an op-ed published in collaboration with the Urban Resilience Project, Kyria Stephens, a key contributor to City Forward: How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Stengthen Community, shares how we can save lives during natural disasters. 

Stephens writes:

At one point during the Buffalo storm, elected officials were arguing about whether the city or county could do a better job clearing the snow-clogged roads. But the residents — thousands of whom had been without power for days — didn’t care. They just wanted to be able to drive to a friend’s house for heat, or to the grocery store for food. Putting egos aside to coordinate efforts can speed up the planning, response and recovery.

Read the full article published on Medium HERE