Webinar: “Social Resilience: Bridging Planning & Communication through Technology” on Feb 15

The Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program works to share ideas about resilience among communities along the Gulf Coast, and beyond. As part of their ongoing webinar and workshop series about resiliency planning, they’ve invited Frank to talk about the role of tech in building stronger places. Tune in Friday to hear him talking about tech in planning, with a focus on crowdsourcing tools like Shareabouts.  Registration details and more below.

“Social Resilience: Bridging Planning & Communication through Technology”.

This webinar will address the roles web-based technologies play in land use planning, disaster management and communication. Web-based tools and social media provide new sources of citizen data. Local government and planning staff can benefit from these data, while citizens can become more engaged and empowered in the decision making processes. Attendees at this workshop will learn how social media and web-based mapping tools can enrich and inform all stages of the planning process. The webinar presentation will provide participants with examples of different tools they can incorporate in their work, as well as the benefits, successes and challenges in using these technologies. There will be sufficient time for Q & A after the presentation.

Friday, February 15, 2013
11:30 am – 12:30 pm (Central Time) (includes Q & A)

Please register in advance by sending an email to lrap@lsu.edu. Webinar registration is free and open to all, and webinar instructions will be sent to registrants.

This is the second in the LRAP series of webinars and accompanying workshops,Planning for a Resilient Future, that address specific topics with regard to planning, financing and implementing local risk reduction efforts. (See entire series schedule attached.)

The Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program (resiliency.lsu.edu) was established by the Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU) to assist statewide resilience planning efforts.  The purpose of the program, based at LSU’s Coastal Sustainability Studio, is to house, continue to develop and disseminate data, best practices, current planning efforts and case studies to promote resilience planning across the state.