Event Materials Available for HUD Region 5 Convening on Economic Resilience

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

On October 2, 2014, the NADO Research Foundation and the Region 5 (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/localoffices/regions) Partnership for Sustainable Communities co-hosted the “HUD Region 5 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening on Economic Resilience” in Chicago, IL.

Participants from 12 grantee projects and 8 federal agencies came together for a day of peer exchange, training, and opportunities to network and share successes and challenges.  Topics covered included affordable housing, access to transportation and jobs, workforce development and entrepreneurship, green infrastructure, disaster resilience and recovery, and more.

Materials from the event are now available.  Click here for the event agenda and here for the participant list.  Click the links below for PowerPoint presentations.

This event was funded through the NADO Research Foundation’s capacity building work as part of the Sustainable Communities Learning Network (http://sclearningnetwork NULL.org/) which is supporting HUD SCI grantees and EPA technical assistance recipients through training, peer exchanges, technical assistance, research and publications, and other resources.

A Federal Perspective on Economic Resilience

Antonio Riley, Regional Administrator, HUD
Bharat Mathur, Deputy Regional Administrator, US EPA
Marisol Simon, Regional Administrator, FTA
Colleen Callahan, Illinois Director, USDA RD

Sharing What’s Working:  5X5 Grantee Presentations

Grantees each had 5 minutes and 5 PowerPoint slides to visually showcase success stories from their projects

Panel 1 : Metropolitan Council (Twin Cities, MN) / City of Grand Rapids, MI / Grand Traverse County, MI

Panel 2 :  (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning / South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (Chicago, IL) / Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Peoria, IL)

Panel 3:  Region 5 Development Commission (Staples, MN) / Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (Traverse City, MI) / Office of Community and Economic Development, Washtenaw County (MI)

Panel 4 : Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (Madison, WI) / Village of Oak Park, IL / Rockford Housing Authority – Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (IL)

Keynote Presentation

John Norquist, President Emeritus, Congress for the New Urbanism; Former Mayor of Milwaukee, WI

The Intersection of Transportation and Economic Resilience

Reggie Arkell, Community Planner, FTA
Jon Grosshans, Community Planner, US EPA
Nora Riemenschneider, Project Coordinator, Metropolitan Council (St. Paul, MN)
Mark VanderSchaaf, Regional Planning Director, Metropolitan Council (St. Paul, MN)

Investing in the Economic Resilience of Communities and Regions

Danielle Waddell, Federal Project Officer, DOL ETA
Robert “Bo” Steiner, Deputy District Director, SBA (IL)
Robin Bush, Coordinator, Environmental & Strategic Analysis, EDA

Economic Resilience and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Earl Zuelke, Federal Disaster Coordinator, FEMA
Jim Schwab, Manager, Hazards Planning Research Center, APA
Bob Dean, Deputy Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 


For more information about this event and NADO’s other capacity building activities as part of the Sustainable Communities Learning Network, please contact NADO Research Foundation Program Manager Brett Schwartz (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org).     

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