Arrietta Chakos

Urban Resilience Strategies

Arrietta Chakos is a public policy advisor on urban resilience, working on community resilience strategies and multi-sectoral engagement. Her work as an advisor with the Association of Bay Area Governments focuses on resilience planning the S.F. Bay Area, emphasizing development of common resilience policies and implementation measures. The initiative, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative launched by the Rockefeller Foundation, engages communities to accelerate resilience action. Ms. Chakos is a member of the Resilience Roundtable and the Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program at the National Academy of Sciences; she chairs the Housner Fellow committee at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Ms. Chakos served as research director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Acting in Time Advance Recovery Project. She worked extensively in local government directing innovative risk mitigation initiatives, intergovernmental coordination, and multi-institutional negotiations at the City of Berkeley, California.