Los Angeles is susceptible to increasingly frequent and intense natural- and human-caused shocks and stresses. We must continue preparing for more climate disruption, bigger wildfires, longer and hotter heatwaves, rising sea levels, and stronger earthquakes. It’s not a matter of if, but when. We need distributed water solutions to boost local supplies—ones that can be easily accessed in times of crisis. We need integration of grid-tied, solar-powered backup systems to keep critical infrastructure like hospitals and re stations running. And we need to deploy multiple strategies to protect Angelenos from extreme urban heat. Having proactive solutions at the ready is an absolute necessity for the environmental, social, and economic prosperity of the city.