Sponsored by PlanIt and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Minnesota Room, US Bank Center, 101 E. 5th St., St. Paul
As part of the PlanIt series, the Metropolitan Council is collaborating with the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) and the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) to provide a training and speaker series to help inform 2040 comprehensive plan updates. Registration is now open for the July event. Space is limited.
The comprehensive planning process encourages planning for climate change as part of your plan update. Environmental resiliency is having the capacity to respond, adapt, and thrive under changing conditions. Resiliency includes planning for more severe weather and prolonged heatwaves, for improved health of your residents, and planning for economic strength and diversity. Achieving resiliency requires a plan of action and resources to mitigate the impacts on infrastructure (e.g. – increasing drainage capacity to accommodate increased heavy rain events). It also requires a plan of action to address the societal and economic challenges. Communities of color have traditionally been marginalized – race plays a key role in determining your quality of health, environmental safety, income and well-being. They frequently bear a disproportionate share of the burden of environmental degradation and are more vulnerable to climate change impact. This session will strengthen your community’s ability to prepare and respond to climate impacts for all residents using examples that show how using racial equity tools reduces the impact of climate change and increases opportunity for greater community health.
For more information, or to register for the event, click here.