Introduction to Resilience Series: Managing Risk and Uncertainty
This series of 90-minute workshops are designed to introduce you to what resilience is and how it applies to your life at home and at work. You can join the series at any time.
We know that it will be different from the past. As disasters increase worldwide due to climate change and other forces, learn how to make informed plans and decisions that lead to a more resilient future. Building resilience means planning for change in ways that make you better off now. By leveraging and linking the work organizations are already doing on sustainability, risk management, emergency preparedness and business continuity, you can create new opportunities that improve the public good and the bottom line. Learn ways to bust silos and unleash the potential of buildings, organizations, and communities so they can adapt and thrive regardless of disruptions. This interactive session based on real world examples will provide participants with a framework for evaluating risk and making smart decisions in the face of change.
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 LAâs 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.