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Community as a Building Block of Resilience

April 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

As American communities are confronted by compounded and systematic challenges, we need new models to build resilience for all people. Communities that are connected and empowered are better off today and more able to respond and recover when disaster strikes. Why are communities fundamental to resilience, and how do we find, connect and support our local communities? How does this translate to developing strong teams at work, and how can we leverage organizations and project teams to prepare for a changing world?

This 90-minute interactive virtual workshop will provide participants with real-world examples and strategies for understanding and supporting team building and community engagement as a key component of resilience.



Heather Rosenberg

Heather Rosenberg is an Associate Principal at Arup and leads its resilience discipline in the Americas. An ecologist by training, Heather is a USGB Ginsberg Fellow with 20 years of experience in sustainability and resilience in the built environment. Her practice focuses on a systemic approach to resilience to organizations, with a central focus on social justice.

Before joining Arup, Heather was the founder and president of her own successful resilience strategy firm, Building Resilience Network. She partnered with the USGBC-LA Chapter to create their Building Resilience-LA program, worked with GRESB to develop its Resilience Module and served as resilience advisor to Enterprise Community Partners.

Heather has served as a technical advisor to dozens of public, private and non-profit organizations, and served on a variety of commissions and boards, including the State of California Clean Energy Jobs Act Citizens Oversight Board, and is a former member the City of Los Angeles Innovation and Performance Commission (Mayoral appointee).