Building Economic Resilience: Strengthening Local Assets & Fostering
Part of a Webinar and Workshop Series Sponsored by the Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP: Tuesday, December 10th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center Rm. 236, 2045 Lakeshore Drive,
New Orleans, LA 70122
Robin Barnes, Executive Vice President & COO @ GNO Inc.
Paul Cramer, Comprehensive Planning Administrator @ City of New Orleans
Col. Joseph Booth, Executive Director @ Stephenson Disaster Management Institute
Wendel Dufour, Director @ UNO Division of Planning
Tim Jackson, Senior Research Associate @ UNO Division of Planning
Susana Schowen, Workforce Initiatives Manager @ Louisiana Economic Development
David Waggonner, Principal @ Waggonner & Ball Architects
*Pending AICP CM Credit Approval
**Coffee, Pastries, and Lunch to be provided
Resilience planning can help communities achieve economic recovery, stability, and growth. Flooding and storms put pressure on south Louisiana's communities to be in a continual 'rebuilding' phase. But, it's hard to address this challenge when the disasters - from hurricanes to smaller scale flooding - keep coming. How do communities create long-term economic opportunities in an unstable environment?
This resilience planning workshop will provide community leaders with tools to create economic development that lasts. This event will discuss:
• Recovery from Disasters: How neighborhoods can use their unique strengths to prepare for disasters, so that homes and businesses recover more quickly.
• Safeguarding Communities Against Risk: How to plan at the neighborhood, community, and regional scales to reduce risk and maximize economic potential.
• Planning for Economic Growth: How to grow and diversify your local economy by taking advantage of 21st Century economic development sectors that center on the emerging "green economy."
This one-day workshop will provide specific planning tools and examples. Small group activities and discussions will examine which strategies have worked elsewhere and how we can adapt lessons learned to our challenges here in south Louisiana.
Who Should Attend?
Planners, economic development professionals, parish and local elected officials, local government staff, policy-makers, designers, emergency managers, community advocates.
Cost is free but space is limited. Please RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot. Attendees can self-report professional development/continuing education credits. Upon request, CSS will provide proof of attendance.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
This piece was written by neighbors who have planted some beautiful greenery over the years to reduce the ugliness of these boxes that line their house. Now, they have more to work to do to make up for the new box and to somehow forget the disdain shown by this utility to their requests.
Why my neighbors hate ATT
Why my neighbors hate ATT
Friday, November 08, 2013
A new, thoughtful project from Candy Chang and James A. Reeves. The Philosophers Library will be a "dignified sanctuary filled with books about leading an examined life." They are encouraging people to digitally add and explain their personal choices for books that changed their life while the duo works to build the library space that will allow both lively discussion and quiet reflection among these books. Look for a fundraising campaign to begin soon which I will report on these pages. the philosopher's library
Thursday, November 07, 2013
One of my favorite artist/activists for her work in reviving public space and commentary with engaging visuals. I have followed her work since her NYC Street Vendor visual booklet (which I often use in market trainings across the country) and when I finally found her own site, realized that I had collected at at least 4-5 other of her projects without knowing they were hers.
I participated in the Before You Die New Orleans project and stopped by often to read new ones.