Alameda has a history of the Detroit Syndrome, an industrial obsolescence. A well-cultured city and self-sufficient one cannot have the economic peaks and crashes Alameda has faced. By introducing a variety of industries, Alameda develops resilience through diversity.
These changes are applied at a macro level through zoning and master planning, but also a micro level, through education. Education provides individuals with the means to make themselves adaptable to economic and environmental changes.