Bushfire Recovery Webinar Series – Session #1: Lessons for Disaster Recovery
20 February @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$30
Economic Development Australia (EDA) proudly presents a special webinar series designed to support economic development professionals as they help communities recover and rebuild following the 2019-20 bushfires.
The first of this series is presented across three sessions, featuring globally recognised disaster recovery expert, Professor Edward J Blakely.
Session 1: Lessons for Disaster Recovery
In this introductory session, Professor Blakely shares 10 key lessons for economic development professionals assisting their communities to rebuild following a major disaster.
In 2007, Ed was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans as the Executive Director for Recovery, coordinating all aspects of the City’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina. He was responsible for the major downtown revitalisation plan for Oakland, California as well as that City’s earthquake and fire recovery projects.
He teaches urban and rural development, regional policy and community development. Through the Future Cities Program, Ed has led city re-visioning programs in 19 cities in the Sydney Metropolitan area. He currently serves as strategic advisor to the City of Parramatta and Liverpool. He leads the OECD panel on urban economic development as well as panellist for OECD projects on economic development in the United States, Australia, Sweden and Japan.
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