National, state, and local stakeholders are increasingly concerned with environmental disruption and aging infrastructure. 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. will be hosting this month’s Washington, D.C. policy luncheon, “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis,” on Thursday, August 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that describes how to evaluate and quantify economic resilience in the energy and transportation 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.
The elevation in the awareness and frequency of disasters provides even more motivation to prepare for devastation. Whether it is lobbying for grant funding, quantifying an organization’s contribution to resilience, or calculating the impacts of a disaster to diverse stakeholders, economic modeling can enhance regional planning strategies in the face of an increasing need for economic resilience.
This luncheon includes a discussion on the impact of resilience planning, descriptions of analyses completed using REMI’s economic modeling software, and the methodological approaches implemented.
REMI luncheons are held each month at Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
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.
700 12th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our luncheon “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Thursday, August 29th, 2019. I have attached the agenda with location details for reference.
The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Metro Offices on 700 12th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions.
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