Risk is Opportunity: Resilience and Preparedness As the Basis of Long-term Planning


A discussion co-Hosted by the Urban & Regional Planning and Emergency & Disaster Management programs.


0:00- Introduction by URP Program Director, Uwe Brandes
3:15- Introduction by EDM Program Director, Nancy Suski
4:32-18:50- Moderated panel discussion
26:20- Audience questions

Unanticipated disasters and black swan events help catalyze reflections on community vulnerabilities.  This moderated panel discussion explores how the concepts of individual preparedness and community resilience are informing a new generation of professional practices to plan communities and shape our urban environments. Hosted at the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, this event featured faculty and staff, as well as leading industry experts from the private and public sector.

Discussion Leaders:

  • Randall Griffin, Georgetown Emergency & Disaster Management Program
  • David J. Kaufman, CNA Safety and Security Center
  • Trisha Miller, Office of Economic Resilience, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Josh Murphy, Coastal Services Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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