Communicating Community Risk and Resilience
Thursday, July 12, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. MDT
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Cultivating a community willingness and motivation to reduce risk and build resilience means building a strong community engagement strategy. This webinar will focus on “making the case” for hazard mitigation and pre-disaster preparedness through land use planning. Learn about national, regional and local efforts that change the way communities understand and think about disaster risks, with the specific goal of helping communities take actions to increase their resilience to natural disasters. This webinar will also feature several Colorado case studies.
1. About why planners need to “make the case” for hazard mitigation to elected/appointed officials, staff, stakeholders, and the public
2. How to provide reason and logic to support community resilience and land use planning actions/tools/policies
3. Concrete steps to building a community engagement strategy
4. A variety of new planning techniques and methods to use in the public engagement process
This webinar will focus on a range of community engagement strategies that local governments and communities can use to implement hazards and land use planning tools, thereby meeting a planning-related objective. The purpose and objective of this webinar is to educate planners about public hazards and land use planning tools to address various risks in an unbiased and non- promotional manner. Attendees will learn from a Colorado case study about how to utilize and leverage public and private engagement strategies into planning approaches and processes. The intended outcome is that planners will understand how to build support for local action to build community resilience, by using hazard mitigation and land use planning tools and a variety of engagement strategies.
Shelia Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org