Webinar Recording & Slides: An Overview of Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Sara James

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On December 3rd the NADO Research Foundation hosted a webinar that showcased our new publication and online resource guide, Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches.

The report summarizes the rapidly-growing body of research on resilience, describing the main ideas that are driving policy and practice across the country and examining current thinking on regional and economic resilience.

The companion online resource guide (http://www NULL.planningforresilience NULL.com/) includes examples of ways to approach planning for resilience, a primer on the expansive federal policy framework which determines the priorities for funding resilience initiatives, and describes the current state of philanthropic engagement in resilience efforts.

The webinar provided an overview of the report and showcased an example of a regional development organization that is pro-actively working towards a more resilient future for their region.

The author of the publication, Brian Dabson Director of the Institute of Public Policy and Associate Dean of the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri shared his research on the evolution of resilience policy and practice and provided a brief overview of the report and online resource guide.

Catherine Ratte’, Principal Planner and Section Manager with Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) shared examples of how her organization is pursuing resilience through a variety of planning initiatives.  PVPC was recently featured in our Lessons from the Storm Case Study Series for their economic recovery work after tornadoes devastated parts of Southwestern Massachusetts in 2011.

Click here for the webinar PowerPoint slides (PDF).


  • Brian Dabson, Director, Institute for Public Policy (https://ipp NULL.missouri NULL.edu/), Associate Dean Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
  • Catherine Ratte’, Principal Planner / Section Manager, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (http://www NULL.pvpc NULL.org) (Springfield, MA)

Contact NADO Research Foundation Program Manager, Sara James at [email protected] (sjames null@null nado NULL.org) with any questions.

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