Building Economic Resilience in Small Communities [CxD Communities in Transition series]

When:  May 19, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Communities by Design

Building Economic Resilience in Small Communities [CxD Communities in Transition series]
Join small and mid-sized community leaders who will discuss how they built economic resilience by mobilizing citizens. Featured speakers, Nathan West, City Manager of Port Angeles, Washington, and Lenise Peterman, Mayor of Helper, Utah, will share their experiences and the tools they used to transition their community. 

Hosted by AIA Center for Communities by Design.

Learning objectives

  • Identify key challenges facing small, rural jurisdictions as traditional economic drivers become obsolete and force new thinking about the future
  • Apply community engagement and mobilization strategies—both tangible and intangible—that can be applied to transition efforts successfully in small jurisdictions
  • Explore how lessons learned can inform application of principles to small towns
  • Identify different tools to build and maintain momentum for economic transitions

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.


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