Our Federal Partners at the National League of Cities (NLC) have scheduled three learning opportunities this week, meant to help local officials navigate the recovery. Here they are.
a. WEBINAR | Doubling Down on an Equitable and Resilient Recovery | Tuesday, May 12, 2:00 PM ET
Now more than ever, cities using a resilience lens to address economic, social, and environmental challenges can better protect their residents, infrastructure, and natural systems. Join us for a discussion with two/three experts who work closely with communities and their leaders to prepare for shocks, stresses, and “precovery”.
b. WEBINAR | The Forward Together: A Local Government Virtual Conference | Tuesday, May 12, 12:00 PM ET
Join the session featuring NLC at this free, online conference being held on May 12 and 14. COVID-19 has highlighted an issue that has long challenged mayors and council members responding to the needs of their communities: state preemption. This panel will explore how preemption has stymied local efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and what state interference, or local-state cooperation, could look like in the future.
c. VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE | From Response to Recovery: Architects Partner with City Leaders in Designing Alternate Health Care Sites and Rethinking Community Spaces Post-COVID 19 | Wednesday, May 13, 1:00 PM ET
From identifying alternative healthcare sites to advising on proper health and safety protocols to transition out of quarantine, architects across the country have been taking action against COVID-19. Join The American Institute of Architects to learn how architects can be your partners in navigating a post-pandemic life. Together, we can create safer workplaces, public spaces, schools, and retail for our communities. Participation is limited to ensure interaction and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.