Chicagoland Collaborative: Models for Climate Resilience
You'll learn about:
• Methodology and framework for effective regional collaboration on climate resilience
• Lessons learned from regional, multi-stakeholder collaborative effort
• Review data tools and case studies integrating stormwater management strategies into community planning processes.
Unlike the anticipated dramatic sea level rise, the Chicago region already floods from very small, frequent storm events which cause considerable damage to property, infrastructure, and quality of life. With climate change, downpours are becoming more frequent and heavier. Yet current flood risk is poorly understood and communities are not prepared for increasingly intense storms. Addressing existing and future flooding requires a new level of coordination across government agencies, non-profit organizations, and residents.
In response, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) formed the Calumet Stormwater Collaborative (CSC) in 2014 to convene those diverse stakeholders in the Calumet region of south Chicago and its suburbs. The CSC provides the forum to align efforts, identify synergies, and share best practices. To date, CSC members have partnered to bring planning assistance to municipalities, develop green infrastructure design templates, and conduct a market analysis to evaluate workforce opportunities in green infrastructure. Additionally, the CSC itself is a model for how to establish, engage, and retain intergovernmental and cross-sector partnerships to address complex urban problems. This session will feature the work of the CSC through a moderated discussion with MPC, and 2 members: the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
, Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)
Confirmed SpeakerMs. Gallet is a water resource strategist and urban planner with over fourteen years of project and business management experience. Her work involves researching and implementing creative and viable strategies that address issues related to water resource planning, management, financing and infrastructure. Danielle is a Manager for the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) where she oversees the agencies stormwater and water supply programs, which includes facilitating the Calumet Stormwater Collaborative and the Northwest Water Planning Alliance. Particular topics of expertise include infrastructure and water loss control issues, adoption of integrated water resource planning (One Water), valuing the economic benefits of green infrastructure practices for urban stormwater management and bridging the urban planning and water service industries together. Previous to her work in water services and planning Danielle worked in the private equity field for seven years, which provides her with a unique perspective on the relationship between financial markets, the built environment and natural resource management. Danielle is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) where she sits on AWWA’s national Water Loss Control Committee, and serves as Chair of the Water Efficiency Committee for the Illinois Section. She is also a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and sits on its national Water Working Group. Danielle has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Policy.
, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
, Metropolitan Planning Council