Aligning Economic Development with Resilience

Aligning Economic Development with Resilience

Organizer: 
Kristiane Huber
C2ES
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 6
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

Cascading economic impacts from climate change are coming to light, and cities are preparing for these risks. Businesses are also weighing climate impacts as they make business decisions. Both cities and their local business communities can use resilience planning to position themselves to address climate threats, attract new investment and stimulate economic development. This symposium will feature stories from communities and regions that are considering climate threats while seeking economic opportunity.

Presentations

Creating Resilient and Inclusive Economic Growth in California’s Capital Region
Meg Arnold, GSD Consulting
Resilience Collaboration to Create Economic Opportunity in Phoenix
Mark Hartman, City of Phoenix
The Economic Benefits of Coastal Restoration in Louisiana
Scott Hemmerling, The Water Institute of the Gulf