Boulder has a long history of innovation in sustainability and climate change. It was the first community to tax itself for the preservation of open space, the first to implement mandatory green building requirement, and the first to establish a carbon tax. But resilience and adaptation remain real challenges Boulder is wrestling with as the Colorado community recovers from historic flooding -- just three years after experiencing the state’s most financially destructive wildfire in history. These experiences have taught Boulder that “bouncing back” isn’t enough -- they need a plan to “bounce forward.”

Resilience Challenges

  • Disease Outbreak
  • Drought
  • Heat Wave
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Invasive Species
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Lack of Social Cohesion
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Wildfires

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

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Greg Guibert is Boulder, Colorado’s first Chief Resilience Officer. Prior to his appointment, Greg worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) as a risk and development project specialist, developing and managing innovative projects that address complex social and environmental challenges at the intersection of science, policy, and practice. His projects included such diverse areas as ‘translating’ climate science for decision support, food systems and security under changing climates, and cyber-infrastructure for observing networks. As a senior associate with the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) he worked on the Rockefeller Foundation funded Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) to develop analytical frameworks and tools for building urban resilience to climate change and its impacts in 10 cities across South and Southeast Asia.

Greg holds a Master’s of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Vassar College in New York. He is an avid hiker and skier.

Snapshot of Boulder

  • 101,808

    Population as of 2012

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