By Liz Yokubison, writer, author and mother of Alex, ENG’21 Believe it or...
Leading Cities Through Crisis: Lessons from the Boston Marathon
- 8:30 am on Monday, March 24, 2014
- 4:30 pm on Monday, March 24, 2014
- Contact Name:
- Conor LeBlanc
Much is known about Boston’s security and emergency preparedness apparatus, which enabled a swift, coordinated response to the attack. But, to date, less time has been spent delving into the innovative actions which put Boston and the region on the road to recovery, physically, economically and emotionally. Leading Cities Through Crisis: Lessons from the Boston Marathon will demonstrate how leaders can create “ready and resilient communities” equipped to both respond to and recover from crises. This one day event will bring together the diverse leaders that shepherded the City of Boston and the region through the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks, together with those impacted by that day. Speakers will discuss the planning and preparedness efforts that preceded the attack, the security, medical, media, business and government response and lessons learned, as well as the mechanisms Boston deployed to get back to business and heal as a community. Who should attend? Civic leaders, including Mayors and other senior government officials, emergency responders, public health officials and other community leaders who seek to ready their communities and help them recover from crises – whether natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or other major trauma, as well as members of the academic community with an interest in resiliency, public health or urban leadership. Please register at: http://sites.bu.edu/marathoncon/registration/