Annual Meeting Update
We have 36 registrants for the SSDN Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, November 5-7, 2014. Registration is now closed. A final agenda and logistics packet will be sent to participants in October.
This is a gentle reminder to finalize any outstanding travel arrangements and pay any outstanding registration fees. Please contact Kim
with any remaining questions.
Funding Application Updates
SSDN members and SEEA submitted of a final letter of intent to propose to the USDN Innovation Fund around equity as it relates to energy efficiency. Tier 1 cities include: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, TN; Fayetteville, AR and Tier 2 cities include: Cary, NC; Huntsville, AL; Memphis, TN; Sunrise, FL.
The Innovation Fund Steering Committee will invite selected projects to submit a full proposal. If invited, SSDN will work with SEEA to submit that by December 5. Thanks to Erin Gill
for her leadership on this process.
A proposal to fund the work of the Communications Group has been submitted to the Energy Foundation, and one for 2015 Network support is being drafted. Contact Maggie Ullman
with any questions on these proposals.
Potential Collaboration Opportunity
Some SSDN members are eligible to enter the Rockefeller Foundation’s National Disaster resilience Competition. SSDN could learn together as a way of spreading resilience thinking and practice into our region. Contact Susanna
if you are interested in having a call on this opportunity.
The Rockefeller Foundation joined with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce the launch of the National Disaster Resilience Competition
, modeled on our collaboration on the successful Rebuild by Design challenge
. The NDRC will allow communities that experienced natural disasters in 2011-2013 to compete for a share of almost $1 billion to help them rebuild and increase their resilience to future disasters.
CDP Annual Workshop
CDP Cities North America and the City of San Jose welcomes you to attend:
DRIVING CHANGE, IMPROVING PRACTICE:
Effective Strategies for Climate Management and City Resilience
Monday, October 27th - Tuesday, October 28th
This October, CDP Cities will host its annual workshop for North American cities in San Jose, California with a dinner to be hosted by Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, CA. This event is free for all cities and travel funds are available. If you are interested in learning more, now is the time to contact CDP Cities North America Manager, Katie Walsh
, 646.517.1458, for a final agenda and travel details.
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