Working Towards a More Resilient Nation

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Date & Time
January 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Emergent Research
Event Type

Join Missy Stults for an interactive discussion of the meaning of “resilience” and how cities around the U.S. are using the term to guide their planning and implementation efforts. We'll explore how the federal government and states are supporting or limiting efforts to enhance place-based resilience.

Some analysts predict that the word of the year for 2017 will be resilience. But what does it mean, how is it operationalized (or not), and what do we need to do across scales and sectors to create a more resilient nation?

Stults works with local authorities on climate resilience and sustainability initiatives. She was one of the authors of the Adaptation Chapter of the 3rd National Climate Assessment and a contributing author to the Urban Technical Input. Previously, she was the national Climate Director for ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, where she worked with more than 600 local governments around the nation to advance their climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability efforts. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan in urban resilience, her M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and her B.S. in Marine Biology and Environmental Science from the University of New England. She serves on the City of Ann Arbor Transportation Commission, is a Board Member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), and serves as co-chair of the Ethics Working Group of ASAP.

Emergent Research events are aimed at better understanding the various types of research undertaken across campus, particularly as they relate to library services and support, opportunities for collaboration, data management and preservation, and beyond.

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Ana Elizabeth Enriquez
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