Resiliency in Indian Country

We have become more aware in recent years that the adverse impacts of natural disasters can be mitigated by planning for resilience. In this context resilience is defined as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. This is important in all communities, but especially salient in Indian country where resources may be limited. How can we recognize and deal with both problems and opportunities?

Training Objectives:
– To assist and promote affordable housing activities to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas for occupancy by low-income Indian families
– To ensure better access to private mortgage markets for Indian tribes, their members, and to promote self-sufficiency of Indian tribes and their members
– To plan for and integrate infrastructure resources for Indian tribes with housing development for Indian tribes

  • Instructor:

    Eugene Goldfarb

    , University of Illinois – Chicago/Great Lakes Environmental Planning, Inc.
  • Eugene Goldfarb was the Midwest Environmental Officer for 15 years and retired from a 30 year career with HUD in 2004. Eugene was a certified planner (AICP) from 1981-2012 and continues to be a licensed attorney. He teaches courses on environmental assessment and sustainability for the Universities of Illinois-Chicago and Johns Hopkins. Eugene has written articles on HUD environmental practice for HUD’s research journal, Cityscape, and a chapter on the “Sustainable City” for the University of Illinois’s open source textbook on sustainability. He is a member of the KSU TAB (Technical Assistance for Brownfields) team supported by USEPA and was one of the principal architects of the “Nuts & Bolts of Brownfield Development.” Eugene is currently working with The Cloudburst Group designed HUD’s planned online training.

  • Category:

    Community Development, Leadership, Managing

  • Offered: online
  • Start: April 16, 2019 -
  • End: April 16, 2019 -