• Free Online Webinar: Initiatives to Protect Community Assets from Disaster

Free Online Webinar: Initiatives to Protect Community Assets from Disaster

  • October 24, 2012
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar- Online
Safeguarding community and economic assets including public infrastructure and key resources such as hospitals, schools, business districts and industrial parks should be a vital focus for all local government. These assets are essential to maintaining a community's quality of life and to providing a foundation for job creation and economic growth. In the event of a major catastrophe, communities should look to redevelop and support these assets in a manner that allows the economy to emerge stronger and better prepared for future disasters. Communities around the country are finding that the most effective time to have a thoughtful conversation about these critical issues is before disaster strikes, not in the politically charged environment that often follows a major disaster or economic disruption.

For this webinar, attendees will learn how Florida communities are creating what are called “Post Disaster Redevelopment Plans” that provide policies, strategies and action steps to facilitate long-term recovery and redevelopment in a community in the event of a large-scale disaster. Hillsborough County, with Tampa as the county seat, will be a featured case study. Learn how they have created a process to engage the business community in the challenging conversations about land use and post-disaster redevelopment during “Blue Sky” periods.

During this webinar, attendees will:

• Learn about Hillsborough County's process of developing a post-disaster redevelopment plan with a focus on the economic component; discover the economic development organization's role in that process;

• Become familiar with tools and analysis used in conducting an economic vulnerability analysis to see what industries and workforce pools are more vulnerable to disasters within your community;

• Discover how to create an action plan to better assure economic resiliency and spur more effective and sustainable economic recovery in your community.

To register for this free and exciting event, please visit www.restoreyoureconomy.org or the registration page. Space is limited so register today.

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