On October 6-7, 2014, the first-ever State Resilience and Economic Growth Summit convened in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, the summit brought together federal and state leaders and policy experts to focus on the upcoming HUD National Disaster Resiliency Competition and the best practices for creating economically vibrant and resilient communities.
Below, find presentations and materials from the event, as well as additional resources. More coverage and analysis can be found on Smart Growth America’s State Resilience Program blog.
The Governors’ Institute on Community Design is a program of Smart Growth America funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation.
Monday, October 6
- Presentation: The Changing Face of Disasters, Sandy Eslinger, NOAA
- Panel: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Populations
- Panel: Hazard Resilience Strategies: State Leadership
Tuesday, October 7
- Presentation: The HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition, Marion McFadden, HUD
- Panel: Better Economic Outcomes through Hazard Resilience
- Presentation: FEMA’s Key Concepts for State Hazard Resilience Guidance
- Panel: Start Now: State Tools at your Fingertips
- Panel: Role of State and Local Partnerships
- Panel: Learning from Best Practices