COVID-19: Doubling Down on an Equitable and Resilient Recovery
As we approach the summer months in midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and its cascading effects, cities will still be confronted by more shocks and stresses, including tornadoes, climate-induced events such as hurricanes, extreme heat events, and coastal/inland flooding. While we have slowed down or “pressed pause” on our human-built systems across the globe, these other shocks and stresses have not slowed down, with extreme events threatening to stretch emergency management resources at all scales and intensify existing inequities among residents.
Now more than ever, cities using a resilience lens to address economic, social, and environmental challenges can better protect their residents, infrastructure, and natural systems. Join us for a discussion with two/three experts who work closely with communities and their leaders to prepare for shocks, stresses, and “precovery”. They will offer sound ideas for managing short and long-term risk, balancing priorities at the city when fiscal considerations are key, and using resilience principles to prepare for future events.
- Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Managing Director, North America / Global Strategic Partnerships Lead - Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN)
- Chauncia Willis, Co-founder and CEO - Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM)
- Kristin Baja, Programs Director, Climate Resilience - Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)