The 2013 ResilienC Symposium

Event Details
May 14, 2013
Houston Hall at University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street 100 Bodek Lounge
Philadelphia, PA

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, join Philadelphia-based risk management firm ResilienC and the Urban Affairs Coalition for the 2013 ResilienC Symposium!

This symposium is day-long “think tank” for new ideas on effectively building safer and innovative communities and preparing them for the future. Tuesday’s symposium will introduce research and program models for best practices in bettering our communities. Individuals will see the different methods other cities are using successfully and identify ways to achieve the same outcomes in their own neighborhoods.

The purpose of the ResilienC Symposium is to start a conversation that will result in better communities for citizens by discussing key issues that affect neighborhoods.  The symposium will cover a variety of safety, security and public health topics including: crime prevention through environmental design, living within mixed income communities, food deserts and their effect on community safety and public health, as well as the future of Urbanism as it relates to safety and building sustainable communities. This event will provide an opportunity for educators, leaders, and government officials to build relationships for future endeavors.

Jeremy Nowak, President of J Nowak and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategic counsel to business and innovative governments, will provide the keynote address in addition to five other presenters and a panel discussion.

Other speakers include: 

  • Story Bellows and Jeff Friedman, Co-Directors of the Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Danielle DiLeo Kim, Director of Special Projects, Philadelphia Planning Commission; Philadelphia2035
  • Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
  • Rosetta Carrington Lue, Chief Customer Service Officer for the City of Philadelphia; Director of Philly311
  • Dr. Samuel Little, founding President of NAR-SAAH
  • J. Phillip Thompson, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at MIT

 The 2013 ResilienC Symposium will be held at Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania located on 3417 Spruce Street, 100 Bodek Lounge from 8am-3:30pm. The cost of attendance is $10 for students; $25 for regular registration which includes breakfast and lunch.