2019 Member-Led Interest Groups

ASAP Interest Groups are member led, virtual groups that are convened for the purpose of connecting ASAP members interested in discussing and advancing adaptation topics and seeking support from one another. They are organized along areas of members' interests and expertise.

Network of Networks: Coordinators & Leaders of Adaptation Groups

We envision creating a "network of networks" - a community for those who coordinate and lead existing groups - to promote knowledge exchange and sharing of adaptation network-related lessons learned, professional development, and collaboration. This group is a space for network leaders to share ideas and benefit from a supportive community of peers. To learn more, contact ASAP member Melissa Ocana.

Climate Migration & Managed Retreat

This group will serve as a discussion and networking space for ASAP members interested in topics related to climate migration and managed retreat, from the smaller scale to the larger, long-term national and international-level migration trends in light of climate projections and their broadly understood implications and impacts - environmental, socioeconomic, human well-being, equity, financial, and political, among others. To learn more, contact ASAP member Patrick Marchman.

Community Adaptation Planning & Design

The group's purpose is to connect adaptation with design and planning through three primary avenues: first, to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for design and allied professionals to learn from and advance community-based design and adaptation efforts; second, to expand influence and integration of resiliency and sustainability thinking and best practices in design projects and the built environment more generally; and third, to explore how resilient design practice is best able to support issues of social strength, economic growth, and equity in our communities. To learn more, contact ASAP member Justine Shapiro-Kline.

Think Big: Overcoming Institutional Barriers in Climate Adaptation Planning

The purpose of this group is to convene individuals who share an interest in Institutional Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation Planning to actively exchange practical knowledge and experience as well as to generate new knowledge together. The main objectives are to trigger collective learning and form a community of peers and practitioners that generates practical knowledge, skills, strategies, tools and experiences which can help and guide climate adaptation professionals. To learn more, contact ASAP member Sebastian Malter.

Personal Resilience Interest Group

This 1-year cohort will explore the research around personal resilience, discover various traits that resilient individuals can obtain to thrive under various stressful conditions, and participate in exercises to enhance our own resilience. Whether you're going through a tough time now, are helping individuals in communities get through recent traumas, or you want to be prepared for the next major life event down the road, come join our journey to explore personal resilience and how we can thrive together through this adventure we call life! To learn more, contact ASAP member Emily Wasley.