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Committee on Resilient Environments (CORE)

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



Community Resilience: The Role of Design

In an era of federal inaction and confusion, community and civil society organizations are in unique position of strength in terms of understanding how best to address the needs of their constituents. Designers can be proactive in this critical emerging area of practice, playing an increasingly pivotal role in helping communities:

  1. Navigate complex needs assessments to identify critical vulnerabilities and strengths, especially as we face a changing climate.
  2. Leverage existing partnerships and develop new connections to funding and technical assistance.
  3. Democratize planning, strengthen local capacity, and put local ingenuity into action.

The panel will feature an exciting mix from academia, design and planning practice, and community leadership:

  • Daniel P. Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience, Northeastern University
  • Dumas LaFontant, Executive Director, Lower Roxbury Coalition
  • Rashmi Ramaswamy, Director, SHED Studio

Dave Hampton - Co-chair, BSA CORE and Principal, re:ground LLC - will moderate.

Practice your participatory design enquiry skills with a simple collaborative exercise, while our panelists give real-world insight.

​Image: Dave Hampton | Rashmi Samaswamy | Ibasho-GFDRR | Lower Roxbury Coalition

For those who qualify, 2 LU/HSWs are available.

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