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Chelsea Johnson and Brad Leibin from David Baker Architects talk about “Local Cache,” DBA’s concept for the Resilient SF design challenge, an initiative of Public Architecture that focuses on using design as a tool to foster social resiliency

Preparedness training + A Preparedness kit = Ready for the next earthquake! NERT – or Neighborhood Emergency Response Team – a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups, and community-based organizations in San Francisco, is one of the city’s most effective preparedness organizations. NERT’s Lt. Erica Arteseros explains more about NERT and how to start getting your home’s preparedness kit together.

Documentary filmmaker S. Leo Chiang discusses the role of community in a post disaster environment and his experience in filming his latest documentary; A Village Called Versailles. The film chronicles the Vietnamese communities struggle in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina had devastated their homes. Their story shows the strength and importance of community in the effort to rebuild after a disaster.


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Guest: S. Leo Chiang, Walking Iris Films
Related Organizations: A village called Versailles
Host: Michael Pawluk
Additional Credits: Moontan (music)


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Want to make your neighborhood a better place? First, you’ve got to know what assets the community has. As Project Manager of the NENu (“NEN University”) Polk Corridor Resiliency Project, Doris Padilla understands better than most this vital “asset-mapping” process. Doris talks with NENfm about treasure-hunting on the Polk Street Corridor.

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Guest: Doris Padilla, Project Manager of the Polk Corridor Resiliency Project (PCRP)
Neighborhood/Area: Polk Street Corridor (comprising the Lower Polk, Middle Polk, Upper Polk/Russian Hill neighborhoods), San Francisco
Related Organizations: Russian Hill Neighbors, Middle Polk Neighborhood Association, and Lower Polk Neighbors
Host:Adam Greenfield
Additional Credits: Moontan (music)


Most San Franciscans will probably make it through the next Bay Area earthquake. But will residents stick around afterward or leave permanently, repeating the New Orleans story?

In this first part of a presentation on the Disaster Recovery Phase, NEN Director Daniel Homsey explains why the Recovery Phase after a major disaster is so important and the challenge of getting people to think now about this phase. Check back soon for Part 2 of this presentation, where Daniel outlines practical solutions to preparing in advance for the Disaster Recovery Phase.

[Also viewable on Youtube here.]

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