Community of Practice
Building a Community of Practice for Nuclear Host Communities
The Nuclear Communities Technical Assistance program’s Community of Practice (CoP) is meant to bring together local leaders, economic development practitioners, and others involved in resiliency planning from nuclear host communities across the country for a series of conversations around ideas, experiences, and resources that contribute to the long-term economic, social, and environmental prosperity of nuclear host communities and regions. This Community is part of a collaborative effort between Smart Growth America (SGA), the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative (NDC) in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). This team has been assembled to provide free technical assistance regarding economic resilience planning to chart a sustainable economic future; build capacity; plan and pursue funding for projects; and navigate the decommissioning process.
Topics covered in the Community of Practice
- Getting started with EDA funding
- Wealth creation strategies for nuclear communities
- Teaching and learning about economic resilience opportunities
- Networking with peer CoP members
Get in touch
If you have any additional questions or are interested in joining our Community of Practice, please reach out to [email protected], and we will get in contact with you. The contact information for the rest of the NCC TA team is listed below:
- Brett Schwartz, National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation (NADO RF)
- Cindy Winland, FAICP, Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative (NDC)
- Joelle Greenland, AICP, Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR)
- Jeri Mintzer, Smart Growth America (SGA)
- [email protected]wthamerica.org
- Megan Wright, Smart Growth America (SGA)
The Nuclear Communities Forum 2022 is part of a partnership between Smart Growth America, NADO Research Foundation, the Center for Creative Land Recycling, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative, supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
This effort utilizes Federal funds under award ED20HDQ3030068 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, ﬁndings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the project team and do not necessarily reﬂect the views of EDA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.