10/05/17 Not in my backyard? Guess again! – Community Resilience

Not in My Backyard? Community Resilience.

“This past hurricane most certainly has reinforced the urgency for addressing climate resilience, as neighborhoods throughout the region experience flooding related to sea level rise.  The graphic above could well take place… and sooner than you think. This topic is of such enormous import as to warrant being revisited by Tower Forum. Questions remain about the kind of infrastructure improvements we need, where, and when to build them to continue to protect our investments and prosperity in the foreseeable future.  If you haven’t yet been directly impacted, learn how you will be.  Join us in a lively discussion about what we need to do to sustainably transform our communities.”


Dr. Austin Becker
Dr. Austin Becker is an Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. 

Dr. Jennifer Jurado
Dr. Jennifer Jurado is Broward County’s Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division where she oversees regional climate resiliency initiatives, county-wide water resource policy and planning, shoreline protection and marine resources programs.

Hon. Josh Levy
Josh Levy serves as Mayor of Hollywood, Florida. Among his many accomplishments, he was appointed by the Hollywood City Commission to serve as a member of the City’s Planning & Development Board, a position which Levy held for twelve years.


Ina Lee
Ina Lee is the owner of Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale, the leader in visitor publications, and considered the best Travelhost in the country, out of 80 markets. Ms. Lee has dedicated herself to Fort Lauderdale Beach since l986 when she founded and chaired for seven years the Beach Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the Beach Council played a major role in the transformation of Fort Lauderdale Beach. She has served on the Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board of the City of Fort Lauderdale for many years and has also served as its chairperson, and currently is the Mayor’s appointment to that board.

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