Community as the Building Block of Resilience
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020; 10 AM - 11:30 AM PST
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As American communities are confronted by compounded and systematic challenges, we need new models to build resilience for all people. Communities that are connected and empowered are better off today and more able to respond and recover when disaster strikes. Why are communities fundamental to resilience, and how do we find, connect and support our local communities? How does this translate to developing strong teams at work, and how can we leverage organizations and project teams to prepare for a changing world? This 90-minute interactive workshop will provide participants with real-world examples and strategies for understanding and supporting team building and community engagement as a key component of resilience.
Facilitator: Heather Rosenberg, Director, Building Resilience-LA Program at USGBC-LA
Heather Rosenberg is a USGBC Ginsberg Fellow and leader of Building Resilience-LA, a USGBC-LA program that brings resilience to the building scale. She recently led the development of Building Resilience-LA: A Primer for Facilities. With more than 15 years working on the leading edge of green building and sustainability, she is co-author of the USGBC report "Social Equity in the Built Environment," co-authored the core curriculum for USGBC's Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide, and writes and blogs extensively on issues of social equity and resilience. An ecologist by training, Heather formerly served as a principal at CTG Energetics, where she worked on sustainability projects in buildings, communities and local governments. She was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on the City of LA’s Innovation and Performance Commission and serves on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Resilience Panel-Social and Economic Committee and the USGBC Social Equity Working Group.