Turning '21: The Resilience Project

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Name: Turning '21: The Resilience Project
Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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The Resilience Project: with Tisch Scholar Ross Krantz 

ABOUT TISCH SCHOLAR ROSS KRANTZThe Tisch Scholars is a unique leadership development program that combines academic coursework, fieldwork in local communities, skill-building, and critical reflection. Scholars acquire the values, knowledge, and skills they need to address pressing social issues and effect meaningful change while building a supportive community to strengthen civic engagement at Tufts University and beyond. All students receive academic credit each semester they participate in the program, and eligible students can receive work study for their work in local communities. Ross Krantz  is a sophomore at Tufts University, studying political science and civic studies. For the duration of this academic year, he has interned virtually at the Somerville Chamber and worked on the Resilience Project. The project analyzes the effects of Covid-19 over the past year to understand how businesses, individuals, and communities can practice a mindset of resilience during this challenging time. He is thrilled to be presenting to the Chamber!
 
ABOUT TURNING ’21:  This series is to answer questions for the community and the region. The theme is resilience – “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.”  [Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities project.]   Attendance is free and open to the public but registration is required.   Turning ’21 is sponsored by Winter Hill Bank 
 
WHY SOMERVILLE?: Somerville is: the most densely populated city in New England; closer to downtown Boston than most of the City of Boston; and in the Brainpower Triangle of MIT, Harvard and Tufts.
 
WHY ’21?: In 2021, Somerville’s 4.2 square miles stand to be the leading edge of Greater Boston’s urban resilience. Few, if any, little cities in the world will see the incredible concentration of urban development in just 12 months as here.  In early 2021, Somerville will open a $256M high school.  During the year, Puma’s North American HQ will open.  Urban life sciences and mixed-use developments will break ground, while others will cut ribbons, in Boynton Yards, Union Square, McGrath Highway, Assembly’s Edge and Xmbly.  Brickbottom master planning will begin.  A new community path to Boston will open.  By year’s end, 85%+ of Somerville residents will live within walking distance of a mass transit station on Orange, Green, or Red line.  Somerville is best positioned to pioneer the region’s resilience frontier.  Let’s start today.
Location:
Virtual via Zoom.  
Date/Time Information:
Noon, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 
Contact Information:
Stephen Mackey
Fees/Admission:
Free and open to the public but registration is required
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