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Best Practices to Incorporate Resilience into the CEDS: Schwartz

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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.

Planning for resilience positions communities and regions for long-term prosperity and success in the face of an uncertain economic and environmental landscape. RDOs across the country are exploring ways to incorporate resilience planning into their CEDS to address a variety of disruptions in their regions. In this session, hear about best practices and useful approaches for infusing resilience into your CEDS to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from both natural and economic shocks.

Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director, Region Five Development Commission, Staples, MN
Nathan Ohle, Executive Director, Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Washington, DC
Meilani Schijvens, Economic Development Planner, Southeast Conference, Juneau, AK
Brett Schwartz, Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation, Washington, DC

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Best Practices to Incorporate Resilience into the CEDS: Schwartz

  1. 1. Best Practices to Incorporate Resilience Into the CEDS NADO Annual Training Conference Anchorage, AK September 10, 2017
  2. 2. Today’s Panel • Meilani Schijvens, Economic Development Director, Southeast Conference, Juneau, AK • Robert Venables, Executive Director, Southeast Conference, Juneau, AK • Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director, Region Five Development Commission, Staples, MN • Nathan Ohle, Executive Director, Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Washington, DC • Brett Schwartz, Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation, Washington, DC
  3. 3. - Doug Elliott, Executive Director, East Central Iowa Council of Governments One of the victims of a region- wide natural disaster is often regionalism itself
  4. 4. A Broad Definition of Resilience The ability of a region or community to anticipate, withstand, and bounce back from shocks and disruptions, including: 4 Natural disasters or hazards Climate change impacts The closure of a large employer The decline of an important industry Changes in the workforce Photo credit: Flickr
  5. 5. [Video] Resilience: The New Normal https://vimeo.com/226212331
  6. 6. Not Just Bouncing Back… Bouncing Forward “Another way of looking at resilience is the ability not only to bounce back but also to “bounce forward” - to recover and at the same time to enhance the capacities of the community or organization to better withstand future stresses.” - Urban Land Institute, After Sandy
  7. 7. Why Regional Resilience? • Nearby communities often share similar risks/hazards • Disaster impacts cross jurisdictional boundaries • Communities are interdependent • Vulnerabilities in one community could impact another. • Mitigation investments in one community could impact another (positively or negatively). • Economies are regional in nature • Communities can accomplish more when they work together
  8. 8. RDO Roles in Promoting Regional Resilience • Regional planning and analysis • Hazard mitigation planning • Vulnerability assessments • Economic development/resilience • GIS mapping • Building/enhancing local capacity • Technical assistance • Grant writing • Revolving loan funds • Sharing staff • Coordinating federal, state, and local government partners • Allocate funding (i.e. recovery) • Connect local governments with assistance opportunities • Translate national and local priorities • Convening stakeholders in a neutral forum • Contributing regional, long-term perspectives Photo credit: USDOC Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester COG
  9. 9. The Most Effective CEDS Are: Creative Engaging Driven by data Storytellers
  10. 10. The relationships built and nurtured during the planning process are some of your most valuable assets moving towards implementation. Region 9 Development Commission (MN)
  11. 11. NADO RF CEDS Resource Archive  Case Studies  Webinars  Reports and Publications  Training Presentations  Resilience Resources Available at: https://www.nado.org/ceds/
  12. 12. Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches • Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches is a report and website that summarizes the rapidly-growing body of research on resilience, describing the main ideas that are driving policy and practice across the country and examining current thinking on regional and economic resilience • Available at: www.planningforresilience.com and www.NADO.org
  13. 13. Brett Schwartz Program Manager NADO Research Foundation bschwartz@nado.org
  14. 14. Today’s Panel • Meilani Schijvens, Economic Development Director, Southeast Conference, Juneau, AK • Robert Venables, Executive Director, Southeast Conference, Juneau, AK • Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director, Region Five Development Commission, Staples, MN • Nathan Ohle, Executive Director, Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Washington, DC • Brett Schwartz, Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation, Washington, DC

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