SustainPVD and partners invite you to play the Game of Floods, an interactive game-based training to help decision-makers, community members, and other interested stakeholders better understand how Providence can prepare for current and future flooding, especially flooding related to sea-level rise, heavy precipitation, and storm surge. The game takes participants through the process of prioritizing assets, conducting a vulnerability assessment, and identifying strategies to protect those assets. To accommodate both community members and government employees, identical training sessions will be offered at two times:
The game is played in a series of steps and requires collaboration and tough, thoughtful decision-making. Participants are assigned a specific role in the community such as Public Works Director, or Neighborhood Association Chair, and then use real-world examples selected specifically for Providence to play the game. The training has been customized for Providence by the Office of Sustainability and embeds equity and climate justice principles. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the local threats associated with climate change and how collective problems solving can help address these tough issues.
Light refreshments will be provided. Note that there is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is required.
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Kristin Baja is the Climate Resilience Officer for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). In this role she is responsible for helping cities identify strategic ways to advance climate resilience planning and implementation and building their capacity to take action. The majority of her time is spent directly supporting cities and facilitating deeper relationships between local governments and other stakeholders. Prior to USDN, she served as the Climate and Resilience Planner with the City of Baltimore’s Office of Sustainability where she led the city’s climate adaptation and equity work. She holds a Masters of Urban Planning and a Masters of Science from the University of Michigan. In 2016, she was recognized by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change for her work on climate and equity and in 2018, she was selected as a Aspen Global Climate Center Fellow.