Community + Social Cohesion

Everything’s Local: Neighborhoods as Change Agents

Haley Blakeman
Liz McCartney
Bob Ottenhoff
Mona Curry

Resilience building is often considered at the federal, state or municipal level through policy decisions, legislative action or budgetary means. However, neighborhoods can not only serve as change agents for larger communities, but building their resilience is critical to a communities’ long and short term recovery. This panel will explore the ways neighborhoods can both proactively and reactively respond to crises and serve as examples for replication.