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1. Welcome 2. New Orleans, 2007 Back to the Future Mayor Ed Lee 3. Lessons from Katrina Harvard Kennedy School says Communities must be able to Nurture capable local leadership that can drive rapid, substantive action Focus on inclusiveness and embrace self-reliance Achieve the ability to seek out and interface successfully with outside sources of help (government, foundations, universities, corporations, NGOs ) Be able to evolve & adapt as challenges arise by developing new skills and capacities 4. The Goal for The Community and Recovery For the City and County of San Francisco to recover from a major hazard in an expedited manner, as well as have as many pre-event residents, and communities, as part of the re-constituted City populous as possible. Meanwhile in small town called San Francisco. 5. In SF, the underlying issues Issue is by nature - negative There is no hard event window San Francisco has a unique situation Unstable social capital environment Acquiring complete skill set is difficult 6. How do we move the ball in our communities? 7. Changing the method and identified goals Leverage issues & opportunities which are by definition today oriented Identify defined capabilities necessary for participation in the entire event process Invest in both on demand and pro-active capacity building efforts Leverage existing assets to gain participation Keep the work at grass roots level 8. 1 2 3 4 Traditional Community Capacity Development Cycle 1. Organic Community Convening 2. Issue / Opportunity Identification 3. Solution design 4. Solution Implementation 9. Historical Performance C a p a c i t y Time 95 98 00 02 04 06 08 10 12 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Traditional Community Capacity Development Cycle 10. Community Capacity Building P 1 2 3 4 5 1. Organic Community Convening 2. Issue / Opportunity Identification 3. Solution design 4. Solution Implementation 5. Identify Performance Gaps, Invest in Group Infrastructure, Recruit New Members 11. Path to Achieving Capabilities with the P TIME (A) Public Safety (B) Clean and Green (C) Economic Development / Land Use / Transportation / Lifelines A / 1 B / 2 C / 3 C a p a c i t y 12. What is the NEN creating? Social Media Events / Trainings Strategic Partnerships On Demand & Pro-Active Capacity Building Initiatives using 13. Social Media Solutions 14. Events / Trainings 15. Events / Trainings 16. Events / Trainings 17. Events / Trainings 18. Events / Trainings 19. The NEN Universe Government Agencies Academic Institutions Neighborhood Groups Residents Non-Government Organizations Executive / Legislative Branch 20. The NEN Empowered Communities Program increases the ability of local leaders to steward their community to a more resilient condition today. In turn, they build relationships richer in trust and reciprocity with those that manage the networks crucial to restoring their quality of life during times of stress. 21. Make resilience approachable 22. Make resilience about function 23. Resilient Diamond Heights A Pilot Implementation of the Whole Community Approach 24. Introduction of ECP Opportunity Event April 3, 2013 Resilience Action Plan Launch Event - July 28th, 2013 25. Engage key neighborhood stakeholders Create cross sector program planning committee Capacity Building Inventory and Prioritized Goals & Develop Vision Statement for the Communitys Performance in times of stress Establish Performance Goals by Functional Area: Education Health Economic Utilities Public Safety Social / Cultural Disaster Prep Environmental Create a Community Establish Goals and Vision Action Plan Creation & Implementation Create Action Plan & Governance Model & Implementation Strategy & Develop Neighborhood Center Create Working Groups Set time table for meetings Develop Unifying Vision for Resilience Increase trust amongst participants Emphasize Cultural Competence Prioritize goals by audience Map assets, resources and networks Merge working groups data into one document Create an organizational model for implementation of the plan Establish metrics Craft action plans for times of stress Advocate for investments that will mitigate the impact of an event Host Action Plan Launch Event Convene Working Groups: Families & Kids Small Business Seniors &People Living with Disabilities Immigrant Communities Resilient Bayview Action Plan Development 26. The ECP Methodology 6 stage process 1. Convene the Community & establish unifying vision 2. Resilience Workshops: S.W.O.T analysis 3. Review outputs from workshop 4. Convert outputs into objectives 5. Create a Resilient Action Plan 6. Implement Resilient Action Plan 27. The ECP Resilience Workshop The community selects up to three hazards it would like to explore Heat waves, urban fires, earthquakes, pandamics, etc. NEN team assembles subject matter experts S.W.O.T analysis used to generate an all hazard approach 28. ECP Empowerment Pyramid 29. How does S.W.O.T support communitys resilience efforts A method to inventory: What the community does well & inventory assets What the community can improve upon & assets that make it vulnerable Outside forces that help the community External factors that hinder the community 30. Examples Strength: MPIC brings residents together to discuss issues Weakness: Heat concentration on the east side Opportunity: NEN brings city agencies to the community to discuss issues Threat: The cost of living in The City forces long-term residents to leave, damaging social networks 31. 1. MPIC brings residents together 1. Heat concentration on the east side NEN brings in city agencies Cost of living driving out residents 1. 32. How will S.W.O.T be used? Compare Weakness to Strengths to learn what community really needs to address Pair Threats and Weakness to determine severity of needs Combine Strengths and Opportunities to gauge how the community can respond to needs 33. ECP Resilience Action Plan Creates a road map for the community, and its partners, to follow in perpetuity Organizes actions by functional areas of crisis management (mitigation, preparedness, etc..) Defines local governance model Offers future participants and partners insight into the neighborhoods ethos and values 34. SFPUC Relationship Bldg. 35. SFPUC Relationship Bldg. 36. SFPUC Relationship Bldg. 37. SFPUC Relationship Bldg. 38. SFPUC Relationship Bldg. 39. The ECP Resilience Council Library Non Profit MerchantResilience Council Steering Committee Foundation Elected Official Faith Based City Agency Academic Institution / University / College 40. Our City - Ready for Anything Back to the Future, again.


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