Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 12, 2019


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Located at Fairfield University


At CIRCA’s first annual Resilient Connecticut Summit, Commissioner Katie Dykes from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided a welcome and Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resiliency Officer gave a keynote address entitled, Resilient Rhody: Building Climate Resilience in Rhode Island.

At the Summit, participants:

  • Heard about the structure and progress for the Resilient Connecticut project.
  • Learned about innovative resilience planning through regional case studies and a keynote speaker.
  • Provided feedback on key planning and technical elements of the project.

In the afternoon, two breakout sessions focused on “Developing Capacity and Building Resilience Tools for Connecticut”.  Topics included a vulnerability assessment demonstration and charette, climate and public health, planning for transportation oriented development, and examples of integrated flood risk.

Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Block Grant National Disaster Recovery Program, as administered by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Housing. 
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