Disaster Recovery: Reflections on Neighborhood Resilience [CxD Communities in Transition series]

When:  Sep 13, 2022 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Communities by Design
Disaster Recovery: Reflections on Neighborhood Resilience [CxD Communities in Transition series]

In 2020, the cumulative costs of disaster events in the US reached $95 billion - more than double the previous year. In 2021, the costs from disasters reached $145 billion. In fact, between 2012-2021 it was estimated that 142 separate billion-dollar disaster events had cost the nation over $1 trillion. This National Preparedness Month, join in conversation with two communities who have experienced major tornado disasters and are now over a decade past the events, allowing for a long-term perspective on how we think about disaster recovery, resilience and the future of our communities in an era of climate change vulnerability.

Hosted by AIA Center for Communities by Design.

Learning objectives

  • Explore common challenges that are unique to post-disaster design contexts and their key constraints and pressures
  • Explain key community engagement principles to disaster recovery mobilization efforts to build momentum
  • Apply lessons learned from long-term perspectives on disaster recovery and their potential application to future disaster events and recovery scenarios
  • Identify tools and strategies for centering equity in community preparedness and disaster recovery

To learn more about the communities in this session, visit the Communities By Design YouTube channel:

More about the CxD Communities in Transition Series:

The 21st century is an era of ongoing and dramatic change, with communities facing multiple acute stresses at a time. While adapting to the negative consequences of climate change, many communities are simultaneously grappling with deep systemic inequities and difficult economic conditions. 

Throughout this live series, hosted by the AIA Center for Communities by Design (CxD), participants will gain real world insights into many of the challenges our communities are facing and the innovative approaches that have been applied across the country to address them. Speakers will highlight how architects, civic leaders, and other professionals can leverage tools and strategies to ease the burden of these transitions. View the series page here.


Online Instructions:
Url: http://aiau.aia.org/courses/disaster-recovery-reflections-neighborhood-resilience
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