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December 9 – Upstate NY Chapter - Implementing Resilience in Transportation: Examples and Lessons Learned – Speakers: Joanna Nadeau, John Chow, Melissa Savage, Joe Segale, and Deron Lovaas. 

Seas and subways, rivers and bridges, or dust storms and highways – transportation infrastructure faces risks in every region. Across the country, transportation officials are learning how to ensure that infrastructure, and the people, organizations, and communities that manage it, are resilient in the face of increasing stresses and shocks. Definitions of resilience can vary, but common lessons emerge regarding coordination among multiple entities, institutionalizing best practices, and planning for transportation systems with resilience in mind. Experienced professionals in transportation recovery and planning will provide resources and considerations for planners seeking to implement sustainability and resilience in transportation. Melissa Savage from the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will talk about guidance from the Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Systems Technical Assistance Program for state DOTs to understand and prepare for the potential effects of climate change and extreme weather events. Joe Segale will talk about improving transportation system resilience to floods at the Vermont Agency of Transportation. The presentation will describe actions that VTrans identified and implemented following Tropical Storm Irene to improve disaster response and recovery and the development of methods and tools to plan proactively to improve system resilience. John Chow will share lessons learned in transportation resilience at a local, state, and national level.

December 16 – Planning and the Black Community Division – Faith-Based Development: Neighborhood Anchors as Community Builders – Speakers: Carlton Eley, Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, The Honorable Rev. Dr. Deforest B. Soares, Jr., Rev. Andrew Wilkes, M.Div. 

Faith communities and their leaders have long been powerful voices for improving quality of life and the built environment.  Through coalition building, resourcefulness, and the leveraging of human capital, faith based institutions have regularly stepped in to fill voids that may be left unattended by government and the private sector.  Just like universities and hospitals, faith based institutions are neighborhood anchors, and they have a vested in creating ‘pathways of opportunity’ within communities that underserved, under-resourced, and underbanked.  For this webinar, community builders will discuss how faith based institutions were reversing untenable practices in housing, land use, and infrastructure long before the fiscal levers that are now used to advance redevelopment were put in place.  They will explain how acts of ‘community stewardship’ have evolved into national models for faith-based development.  Participants will learn that forging a healthier and prosperous future will require penetrating new audiences as well as leveraging untapped talent.  The webinar will reveal faith based institutions are improving ‘emerging markets’ as well as encouraging solutions to local problems that would have been labeled as intractable. 


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