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  • Conferences that happen after disaster

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  • Regional Resilience Conference:   Networking to Protect Boston's Academic Economy from Disaster   Erik Benson Peter Monea Sean Pfalzer Brad Rosse
    • Flooding
    • Climate Change
    • Below Sea Level
    • Earthquake
    • Cape Ann 1755 6.3
    • Haiti 200 year gap
    • Hurricane
    • Sept 19-22 1938
    • Narrow miss
    • 700 dead
    • Blizzard
    • Feb. 5-7 1978
    • 30” Snow
    • Damages
    • $520,000,000
    Hazard RISK Hazard RISK
    • 52+ Universities and Colleges
    • 360,000+ Students
    • 69,000+ Employees
  • FEMA MEMA Boston University Harvard Wellesley College Northeastern Emmanuel College Curry College Tufts College Wellesley Quincy Boston Cambridge Brookline Salem Salem State Medford Waltham MAPC Boston Consortium Disaster Planning and Collaboration Student Population Land Use
    • What's Missing?
    • Gaps
    • Conflicts
    • Opportunities
    Evacuation Funding Resources
    • Why?
    • Communication
    • Boundary overlaps
    • Accountability
  • Hazard Impact Institutional Disruption Slow Regional Economic Recovery
  • Economic Interdependence Students & Parents Faculty Transportation Infrastructure Research Private Sector Relationships Metropolitan Boston Vendors Public Services Municipalities Diversity & Interdependence
  • Direct Economic Impact India China Netherlands Indonesia USA
    • Regional Employment (from cleaning to PhD.)
    • Building & infrastructure spending
    • Special events, conventions, athletic events
    • Public & private grants and contracts for research
    • Expenditures by visitors and alumni
    “ Comparing regional and national data further highlights the concentration of college and university employment in the Boston area. Private colleges and universities account for 6.0 percent of all private employment in the region – but less than 1.5 percent of all private employment nationwide .“ - Investing in Innovation: H Harvard University
  • Indirect & Induced Economic Impact India China Netherlands Indonesia USA MIT Alumni Companies Active Companies formed by MIT Graduates would create the 17 th largest world economy What about BU? Harvard? (Facebook, Microsoft)
  • Human, Creative and Social Capital India China Netherlands Indonesia USA
  • Short and Long Term Economic Impacts
  • Land Use Reconstruction Shared Resources Student Population Disaster Research Funding Evacuation
  • Students of the Region
    • Car-less
    • 17% live off campus
    • Renters
    • From out of state
    • MIT – 92%
    • Harvard – 85%
    • BU – 80%
    • Tufts – 79%
    • Brandeis – 74%
  • Economic Interdependence Regional Resilience Conference
    • Metropolitan Boston Higher Education Disaster Network Conference
    • Convene stakeholders:
      • Municipalities
      • Colleges & Universities
      • Students & Faculty
      • Insurers
      • MEMA & FEMA
    • Facilitate open dialogue:
      • Speakers/Presentations
      • Small & Large group discussions
      • Follow up sessions
  • Current Disaster Planning Networked Planning
  • Bricklight Courtyard Potential Outcomes
    • Student Vulnerability
    • Develop resources to address student vulnerabilities
      • Mapping, Guides, Training
    • Additional Outcomes
    • Utilize faculty and staff expertise
    • Identify funding sources
    • Promote safe reconstruction methods and land-use policy
    • Limitations:
      • Voluntary
      • Power dynamics may impede genuine dialogue
      • Limited audience
      • Temporary
  • Questions? Comments?