Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Our communities are constantly changing. Most changes are gradual and predictable—a new store opens on Main Street, newcomers come to town and priorities shift. But, sometimes change is abrupt, unexpected—a major natural disaster or an epidemic.
How can your city or town best prepare for unanticipated change? What will help your community respond to challenges not only to bounce back, but to become stronger than ever?
Michael Crowley, senior program officer, Institute for Sustainable Communities, and Christine Morris, chief resilience officer with the city of Norfolk, Virginia, join CommunityMatters for an hour-long conference call on January 22. They’ll share ideas about and lessons learned from building resilient communities.
CommunityMatters® equips small cities and towns to strengthen their places and inspire action. We champion the idea that by tapping local wisdom to make decisions, solve problems and take action, communities can become more socially vibrant and economically resilient. Our podcasts bring local leaders and national experts together to fuel a growing knowledge base for community leaders looking to go beyond “business as usual.” We invite you to join us as we work to build stronger communities.