How to Build a Resilient City

Jeff Hebert
David Waggonner
Liz Johnstone
Michael Berkowitz
Oliver Wild
Janice Barnes

Local governments are the closest level to the citizens and to their communities. They play the first role in responding to crises and emergencies, deliver essential services to their citizens and make investments in the economic and social well being of their citizens and communities. But moving from policy to practice requires work across agencies, the collaboration of multiple sectors and engagement of local organizations and community members. This plenary session will offer insight into how leaders can use a resilience framework to strategize, prioritize and implement policies and align their funding streams to build the resilience of their city.