From the effects of pandemics and climate change to changing population structures and infrastructure support, resilience is what helps communities adapt and transform in the face of these challenges, helping them to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. While resilience infuses all the other sessions, we will focus here on frameworks, models and indicators specific to identifying resilience capacity, inspire action, support evidence-based decision-making and track progress. Presentations to include:

  • Measuring Community Resilience- basic concepts and perspectives from around the globe (Anika Terton, International Institute for Sustainable Development)
  • Regions and Cities towards resilience and sustainable development: Applying the resilience lens to the OECD localised indicator framework for SDGs (Marcos Diaz Ramirez, OECD)
  • WRI India (Lubaina Rangwala, WRI India)
  • Understanding Your Community (Erika Rosenberg Center, for Governmental Research)
  • A Closer Look at Wood Buffalo: Using community wellbeing data to understand and meet the changing needs of residents (Chantal Beaver, FuseSocial and Bryan Smale, Canadian Index of Wellbeing)
  • Responsive Tracking of the 2020 Census Count in California (Laura Daly and Alejandra Ramirez-Zarate, Advancement Project California)
  • Building Evidence-based Community Resilience in Winnipeg: Peg’s Relevance in post-COVID Recovery Efforts (Beth Timmers, International Institute for Sustainable Development and Jodene Baker, United Way Winnipeg)
  • Indicators for Climate and Community Resilience in Austin, Texas (Patrick Brixler, A2SI)
  • The Cost of Sea Level Rise for Vinalhaven, ME: Spurring Action through an Economic Impact Analysis (Meghan Grabill, Island Institute)
  • Participatory monitoring: growing a shared, evidence-based, local intelligence on sunlight energy and human decisions (Peter Donovan, Soil Carbon Coalition)
  • How Well Are We Adapting?: co-designing climate change adaptation indicators with local governments (Susie Maloney, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University)

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Wednesday August 5