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INSIGHTS AND LEARNINGS FROM OUR WORK AND BEYOND

Past Webinars

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October 31, 2023

Digital Equity and a Transforming Workforce: Bridging the Divide

Learn how emerging tech impacts workers and what practitioners can do to promote upskilling and advance digital equity from industry, practitioner, and research perspectives. Tune in for an engaging discussion on public and private partnerships, digital divides in terms of access and resources, opportunity readiness, skills development and talent training, workforce inequities, policy change, and more.

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June 7, 2023

Equitable Approaches to Housing

Developing and implementing housing plans and resources with equity and inclusion at the forefront is vital to creating lasting, positive impact in communities. We assembled a panel of housing superstars to discuss what's missing in the communities they serve, why these barriers exist, who is being impacted, and what mechanisms can be used to help tackle these issues.

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May 3, 2023

Unlocking Outdoor Recreation for All

Who holds the key to advancing equity, participation, and workforce development in Outdoor Recreation Economies? We assembled a panel of outdoor economy leaders to discuss today's barriers and opportunities in advancing outdoor recreation economies through a national lens.

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March 14, 2023

Connecting Public Voices to Decision-Making

When done correctly, equitable community engagement can help foster trust, increase civic participation, and create a sense of ownership and investment in the community. Learn how to mobilize community members and tailor engagement efforts for more dynamic and inclusive involvement. 

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August 3, 2022

Promising Practices of Outdoor Recreation Economies

New U.S. data show that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for $374.3 billion (1.8%) of GDP in 2020. Our panelists from York County Economic Alliance, the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, PADCNR, and the PA Environmental Council discussed strategies communities can employ to leverage their Outdoor Economy Assets.

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September 23, 2021

The Arts and Economic Recovery in Your Community: Case Studies from Pennsylvania

Learn how communities across the state are tapping into the arts and engaging local creative professionals to create vibrancy and economic impact for post-COVID-19 recovery.

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June 9, 2021

Fair & Affordable Housing: Lessons and Challenges at the County, City, and Neighborhood Scale

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April 7, 2021

COVID One Year Later: Lessons Learned During a Year of Uncertainty

Over the past year, the Fourth Economy team has engaged with eight communities around the country as they have worked to mitigate the economic impacts of a global pandemic. In this webinar, we will share some of the key lessons we have learned by partnering with these communities, covering child care and women in the workforce, remote work and broadband infrastructure, impacts on vulnerable workers, and unique industry-specific trends. Finally, we will share future-looking considerations for what a post-pandemic economy may have in store. The information we share is critical to consider as communities move forward.

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February 15, 2021

Remote Ready Cities: How to make your city a remote worker magnet

It's no secret that remote work is on the rise. Learn about promising practices from around the country on communities that are excelling in attracting remote workers. This webinar is a partnership between Fourth Economy and Livability.com.

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