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 San Francisco Bay Area, emphasizing development of common resilience policies and implementation measures. 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 and she chaired the Housner Fellow committee at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. 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.