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Jan 23 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Urban Resiliency and Race

West Village F, Room 20

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Join the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA) on Wednesday for a discussion on urban resiliency and race with Dr. S. Atyia Martin, CEO and Founder of All Access Inc. and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Global Resilience Institute.

The Rockefeller Foundation funded Boston as one of 100 Resilient Cities world-wide based on its unique approach to connecting matters of environmental resiliency and racial inclusion -- but how are issues of making urban areas more resilient impacted by racial and cultural factors?

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Dr. Atyia Martin has spent the last 16 years in federal and local government within intelligence, homeland security, emergency management, public health preparedness, and ultimately resilience. Prior to her career in public service, she worked in the private sector (for profit and nonprofit) in technology, business development, and administration. She has led many teams and major initiatives to consistently achieve their mission and goals while building the capacity of those around her to grow into their best selves. Dr. Martin is currently the CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc. Additionally, she serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute. Dr. Martin was the first Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston as part of 100 Resilient Cities. She led the development and implementation of Boston's first resilience strategy which was the first one in the 100 Resilient Cities network to make racial equity, social justice, and social cohesion the foundation of building resilience across the city. She engaged over 11,000 people across government, community, businesses, and nonprofits to develop Resilient Boston: An Equitable, Connected City. Smart Cities magazine selected Resilient Boston as the best resilience strategy of 2017 and the Center for American Progress featured it in its report A Framework for Local Action on Climate Change.

This event is free and open to the public.