Charlottesville Community Engagement’s Sean Tubbs covers the first day of the 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference.
Investing in projects and initiatives in four critical sectors — transportation, buildings, energy, and water — are key to both working on mitigation strategies and building resilience as communities face increased challenges from sea level rise, extreme storm events, and rising temperatures.
Take the Resiliency Challenge to Move Your Community toward an Equitable, Healthy, and Economically Strong Future
Given the climate emergency we are facing, there is a need for bold action to build resilience in marginalized communities across our country. These communities are the most vulnerable to effects of climate change. Local, state, and federal governments are taking sweeping steps to address environmental inequities and strengthen these communities.
On August 10th, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Investment and Jobs Act – a comprehensive infrastructure package that will help us maintain our roads, bridges, rail systems, and other critical infrastructure.
Resilient Virginia is pleased to announce that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will provide Opening Remarks at our Morning Plenary Session on August 25 (9:00-10:00 AM), as part of the virtual 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference, taking place August 25-27, 2021.
Cities around the world are hubs of economic activity and are attracting millions of global citizens each year. Cities produce 70% of economic activity today and by 2050, we expect 70% of global residents to be urban dwellers. Building resilience in these population centers across the globe will be critical to secure a prosperous future.
Our 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference is shaping up to be a comprehensive event with a diverse set of speakers addressing a wide range of resiliency topics. Attending the conference could have an enormous impact of the resiliency planning of local communities as well as state efforts.