Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CDT
Cost: Included in Registration
Activity Type: Deep Dive Sessions
Activity ID: NPC189008
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- What community-driven climate resilience planning is and how racial equity is key to that process
- Best practices drawn from several case studies of effective community-driven planning projects
- Community-driven planning strategies that address real challenges you face in your climate-adaptation and resilience work — and ideas for putting them into practice
MORE SESSION DETAILS
Local climate-resilience planning that is racially and socially equitable is key to building effective climate resilience for all. How do we accelerate the pace of climate-solutions implementation to match the intensification of climate disruptions and impacts on communities? This multi-stakeholder, interactive session offers a training on racially equitable, community-driven climate-resilience planning principles, practices, and models. The workshop will lift up key concepts from two recently published reports on community-driven planning, one by Raimi + Associates and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the other by the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners. The former is geared towards local planning audiences, and the latter towards community-based organizations. These guides complement each other, describing authentic, effective collaboration between local planning professionals and community leaders/experts. The session will also include successful examples of community-driven planning that center racial equity across the country in New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, D.C. Participants will break into small groups for a deeper dive into strategies and tools for effective climate-resilience planning, with a commitment to candid discussions on tackling challenges in community-driven work and navigating power and privilege in the process.
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