Film and Discussion: The Resilience Age

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
November 8, 2018

The Resilience Age documentary illustrates the impact of resilience in cities around the world that face challenges including climate change, sea level rise, economic disparity and pollution. By examining the past, present and future of cities from El Paso, Texas to Medellin, Colombia, the film highlights how communities established resilience. Get real-world examples of communities across the nation building resilient communities, like New Orleans’ green infrastructure following Hurricane Katrina, Texas’ innovative water desalination plants and water management strategies that reduced daily per capita consumption and Detroit’s residents created community development initiatives that enhanced social cohesion and provided funding for local projects. While the location and challenges of the featured cities vary, they all have one thing in common, through innovative approaches to resilience these cities have addressed their challenges and are better prepared to absorb the shocks and stresses of the future.

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