National, state, and local stakeholders are increasingly concerned with environmental disruption, aging infrastructure, and economic uncertainty. Mindful of these threats, resiliency analysis has become critical to the missions of federal, state, and regional agencies.
REMI Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. and Economic Associate Harry Walsh will be hosting a seminar entitled “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Friday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Frankfort, Kentucky that describes how to evaluate and quantify economic resilience in the energy, transportation, and public finance sectors.
Economic resilience is a vital component of resiliency analysis as it refers to an economy’s ability to withstand and appropriately respond to a disruption. A disaster tends to bring about physical damages, but citizens are typically unaware of the toll it takes on the local economy, as well as the organizations tasked with recovery efforts.
Metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions prepare for disruptions caused by natural events such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes. Transportation departments evaluate risks posed to critical infrastructure, such as bridges and tunnels. Budget and revenue departments forecast the eventuality of a recession and budget shortfalls.
The elevation in the awareness and frequency of disasters provides more opportunities to prepare for devastation. Whether it is lobbying for grant funding, quantifying an organization’s resilience output, or calculating the impacts of a disaster to diverse stakeholders, economic modeling can enhance regional planning strategies as we advance toward the full incorporation of resilience.
This seminar includes presentations on the impact of resilience planning, descriptions of analyses completed using REMI’s economic modeling software, and the methodological approaches implemented.
If you would like to attend this event, please email Kendell Sweeney-Thomas at Kendell.Sweeney-Thomas@remi.com, contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169, or click below to register.
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Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. is a Senior Economist at REMI. Since joining REMI in September 2017, he has assisted clients in planning and conducting economic analysis using the REMI model, contributed to the firm’s business development efforts, and prepared and presented in-person and online seminars on topics such as Amazon HQ 2.0 and innovation in transportation. Dr. Evangelakis is based at REMI’s Washington D.C. office.
Prior to starting at REMI, Dr. Evangelakis taught undergraduate Intermediate Microeconomics as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. He is an experienced economic researcher and analyst; highlights of his work include measuring the effects of climate change on mortality and electricity usage and estimating air quality effects of the NOx Budget Program. Dr. Evangelakis has written papers analyzing the effects of Florida property tax reform and the non-pecuniary benefits of building a professional sports stadium. He also served as an intern at The Washington Economics Group, Inc., and The Human Services Coalition of Miami-Dade County.
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Harry Walsh is an Economic Associate at REMI, responsible for client support and business development. Since joining REMI in May 2017, Mr. Walsh has assisted with model calibrations for clients and software quality assurance. He has also contributed to REMI’s outward facing efforts, including the development of the company’s new website and preparing seminar presentations incorporating the REMI model.
Prior to REMI, he worked as an intern at the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, where he delivered daily briefings to a representative and researched a bond bill in debate. While at UMass Amherst, Mr. Walsh was an elected leader of the Undergraduate Economics Club, and served as editor-in-chief for the Massachusetts Undergraduate Journal of Economics.
Capital Plaza Hotel
Kentucky Room I
405 Wilkinson Boulevard
Frankfort, KY 40601
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our seminar “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Friday, August 2nd, 2019.
The event will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Kentucky Room I on 405 Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort, KY 40601.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions. Please feel free to share the invitation with any other staff or colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Frankfort!
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