Urban Resilience

Prosperity and Poverty in Urban America

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – growth in American cities Guest & Organization: Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, DC. He is the author of many works on housing and planning, including Bringing Buildings Back and Building a Better Urban Future: New Directions for Housing Policies in Weak Market Cities. He has…

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Resilience for All

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – Resiliency planning, equity and community-driven design Guest & Organization: Barbara Brown Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. Barbara Brown Wilson’s research and teaching focus on the ethics, theory, and practice of sustainable community design and development, and on…

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Replay – Portland is a Movable Side Yard Feast

Topic: Providing Local Food to the Local Community Guest & Organization: Stacey Givens is the farmer/chef/owner of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen. She grew up in a big fat Greek family and was instilled with DIY values from a very young age. Farming in their backyard, foraging olives with her mom from the nearby…

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20 Years Of Life – Public Health and Political Power

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – Addressing public health disparities Guest & Organization: Suzanne Bohan covered health and science for 12 years with the Bay Area News Group, a 650,000-circulation newspaper chain which includes the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Oakland Tribune. She previously worked for the Sacramento Bee, and her writing has…

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Art and Creative Place Making

Topic: The arts and community engagement as highly effective community and economic development strategies Guest & Organization: Juanita Hardy is the Senior Visiting Fellow (SVF) for Creative Placemaking at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Her work supports the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative by deepening and broadening ULI’s focus on creative placemaking through content, the ULI District Council network, and…

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