Building a More Sustainable and Resilient Future
A Workshop Presented by the
City of Orlando and the University of Central Florida
UCF National Centre for Integrated Coastal Research, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
and the UCF Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity
in association with the
Blue Community Consortium
To educate, inform and share best practices on the means by which the tourism industry can become more economically, environmentally and socio-culturally sustainable and resilient.
City, county and state government, industry leaders, business professionals, policy makers, research academics, global, national and regional institutions and key industry stakeholders.
WHY UCF CARES ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is home to a host of inter-disciplinary research teams who have taken up the charge in the fields of sustainability and resilience in the focused areas of coastal communities, tourism destinations, emergency management, planning and political governance.
Through its National Centre for Integrated Coastal Research, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity, UCF has an enviable ability to act quickly to address local, national and international challenges and provide impactful solutions to governments globally.
The National Centre for Integrated Coastal Research integrates science with societal needs to find solutions. Its goal is to link the ecological security of coastal ecosystems with the economic security of coastal communities, ensuring the sustainability of our coastlines and economy for generations to come.
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is one of the leading colleges of its kind globally and is ranked No. 5 in the highly-respected Shanghai Academic Rankings of world universities in the field of hospitality and tourism. It is also home to Florida’s only Ph.D. Hospitality Management program and the largest M.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management program in the country.
The mission of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity is to serve the UCF and global communities by advancing UCF’s role and enhancing UCF’s reputation on global economic and environmental issues, and especially on the confluence of both. The Center seeks to help scale and link sustainability initiatives of all kinds locally, regionally, and worldwide; by assisting in establishing and strengthening the enabling frameworks of rules needed to support these practices and help them succeed, as well as to help identify and advance international rules and institutions needed for effective and democratic global economic and environmental governance.
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