Ted Chung is a FUSE Executive Fellow working in the Office of Resiliency for the City of Austin. He leads coordination with external partners, like non-profits organizations, places of worship, and private businesses, to support and expand Austin’s Resilience Hub Network. He has worked in the security and business resiliency for the corporate sector both in the US and in Asia. Prior to his corporate roles he was a Special Education Teacher at a Title 1 school in New York City with Teach for America. His foundational professional experience was in the United States Army as an Infantry soldier and officer. He has a master’s degree in Foreign Policy, focusing on Korea and Northeast Asia. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, which he does badly, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu which he does okay.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Thu, May 18, 2023 Regency B
Community Resilience in TX through the creation of a Resilience Hub NetworkThe local landscape of community resilience is complicated, unique, and ever changing. One tool to promote community resilience at the hyper-local scale is the Resilience Hub model. This talk will explore the role and benefits of resilience hubs, what they look like across the country and how we are co-creating them with community partners in Austin, Texas.
By attending this session, attendees will be anle to learn about how Resilience Huvs can serve as a tool for local climate change response.
- Attendees will be able to see how Resilience Hubs can be a tool to support community members during climate change impacts at the local scale.
- Attendees will be able to recognize and get excited about Resilience Hubs and the role they can play in transforming community resilience.
- Attendees will be able to learn about a variety of community engagement techniques to co-create Resilience Hubs with community.
- Participants will learn the tools they can implement in their community related to climate change preparedness.
- Participants will be able to apply the Austin, TX case study t their own municipality's community resilience efforts.
- Attendees will learn skills that can bolster community co-creation efforts to support the community resilience in their municipalities.