The Role of Universities in Community Resilience

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THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES
IN COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
Smar t and Sustainable Campuses Conference
March 2, 2014
Af ternoon Plenar y
C e c il i a V. E s to la n o
UNIVERSITIES ARE…
Generators and Repositories of Knowledge
Curricula
Centers of Research
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UNIVERSITIES ARE…
Communities Unto Themselves
Exemplars of Sustainable Practices
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UNIVERSITIES ARE…
Ivory Towers?
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UNIVERSITIES ARE…
Members of their Surrounding Communities
The distinctive mission of
the University is to serve
society as a center of higher
learning, providing
long-term societal
benefits through
transmitting advanced
knowledge, discovering new
knowledge, and functioning
as an active working
repository of organized
knowledge.
To prepare significant
numbers of educated,
responsible people to
contribute to
California's schools,
economy, culture, and
future ….
To provide public services
that enrich the
university and its
communities.
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UNIVERSITIES ARE…
Members of their Surrounding Communities
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UNIVERSITIES ARE…
In a Unique Position…
enhancing the resiliency of
socially vulnerable communities in the face of
…to play a role in
climate change.
 Leverage world-class research institutions
 Spearhead new partnerships and pilot projects
 Promote education and scholarship within disadvantaged
communities
 Help build a movement
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
U of OR’s Sustainable Cities initiative
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
U of MN’s Resilient Communities Project
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
UCLA’s Community Scholars Program
• A joint initiative of UCLA's Department of Urban Planning and
the Center for Labor Research and Education
• Brings together labor and community leaders with urban
planning students to study issues in depth
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
UCLA’s Community Scholars Program
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Theory
 It’s messy, and there is no one best way
 Is your university ready for collaboration?
 Contextual Factors: commitment, resources, management
 Between-Group Factors: congruency, communication, power -sharing
 Within-Group Factors: resistance, power-sharing, continuity
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Best Practices
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Encourage faculty to work together
Allow suf ficient time to smooth out kinks
Create opportunities to build trust
Hire a coordinator
Devise course schedules to sustain involvement
Have a robust, easy -to-access website
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
With a Little Help from our Friends
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
A Potential Model for Methodology
1. Survey vulnerability to disaster
preparedness, response, and
recovery
2. Determine which disasters are
likely to occur in the area
3. Identify relevant domestic case
studies
4. Survey areas most at risk for the
selected disaster types
5. Inform and mobilize community
organizers and community -based
organizations
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
A Potential Model for Methodology
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
A Potential Model for Methodology
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
A Potential Model for Collaboration
GREENbuild
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Out of the Tower!
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Into YOUR Streets!
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Meet YOUR Neighbors!
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Grow a Movement!
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
Save the World…
…by helping local
communities to
become more
resilient.
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
FOR COMMUNIT Y RESILIENCE
Cecilia V. Estolano
[email protected]
213-612-4545
website: www.elpadvisors.com
twitter: www.twitter.com/elpadvisors
facebook: www.facebook.com/elpadvisors
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UNIVERSIT Y-COMMUNIT Y PARTNERSHIPS
FOR COMMUNIT Y RESILIENCE
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