Sustainable Communities

Resilience – What I Learned from Hurricane Sandy

by Pat Brandes, Executive Director, Barr Foundation

This piece appeared earlier under the title, “Why Building Resilient Networks Matters,” as a guest post on Beth Kanter’s blog at: and can be found on the Barr Foundation's website here.

Ford Foundation Breakfast Series

07/15/2011 - 10:00pm

Presentations by Tariq Banuri of (UNCSD) and Jake Werksman of (WRI). Don Chen from the Ford Foundation gave an overview of Ford’s work in Brazil and work related to sustainable development.

Foundation Roundtable at the UN

04/20/2011 - 1:00pm

The Roundtable, opened by Pablo Farias of the Ford Foundation, centered on the two challenges of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – What outcome do we want from Rio+20?, and How do we arrive at the outcome?

The three-pronged objective of the Conference was to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and, address new and emerging challenges.

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