RISE, MIT Solve and City of Norfolk Co-host a Challenge Design Workshop on Coastal Resilience

The workshop has attracted more than 50 participants, including the Chief Resilience Officers from several of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative, international experts and regional representatives from local government, military, ports, non-profit and academic sectors.

RISE Seeks to Raise Discourse on Sea Level Threat

RISE, a newly formed nonprofit, wants to elevate Hampton Roads as a global leader in addressing the impact of sea level rise.

Hampton Roads Leaders Come to Resilience Forum to Address Sea Level Rise, Flooding

Building resilience will take more than just one community. It will require several communities to gather, share knowledge and work together to create a more protected and sustainable environment. That was the recurring message at the Hampton Roads Resilience Forum. Municipal, business and community leaders gathered to address sea level rise and recurrent flooding at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott on Aug. Read more

RISE Co-hosts Inaugural Resilience Forum Focused on Local Businesses

“Businesses across the region cannot sit by while shocks and stresses challenge our community,” said Bryan Stephens, president and CEO of the chamber. “Instead, the Hampton Roads Business community must engage in efforts to improve our resilience and coastal adaptation — whether through developing new technology, training local residents for jobs for the resilience economy, or collaborating with local government.”