Seminar: Engaging underrepresented groups in urban resilience strategies
April 5, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd Floor)
Resilience strategies, climate action plans, and disaster preparedness plans are tools that cities are increasingly developing in order to address future challenges. How are cities thinking about and engaging their vulnerable communities and groups that have historically not been part of planning processes? Layla Kilolu, a graduate student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa will share best practices of participatory planning from her field research in the Asia-Pacific region which include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne, Seoul, and Manila, as well as several U.S. cities.
Layla Kilolu is President of the East-West Center Participants Association (EWCPA) and currently a graduate student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University in California. The East-West Center has supported fieldwork for her research in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, and California. Her current research focuses on how resilience strategies are created, monitored, and measured from a social-equity perspective.
Free, open to the public
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus
(808) 944-7111, http://www.EastWestCenter.org/node/37081