ASI Seminar: Danielle Arigoni

Date(s) - Dec 01, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


ASI Seminar

Danielle Arigoni
Managing Director for Policy and Solutions
National Housing Trust

Presentation Title: Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation

Bio: Danielle Arigoni is an urban planner and community resilience expert.  She currently serves as Managing Director for Policy and Solutions at National Housing Trust, where she provides strategic direction for the organization’s sustainability and resilience policy efforts, oversight and guidance for NHT’s state and local advisory services, and leadership for NHT’s fundraising and communications teams. She is also author of Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation (Island Press, October 2023) which explores the impacts of climate change on a rapidly growing demographic – people over 65 – and the need for community-scale solutions to reduce risk for all.

Prior to joining NHT in 2022, Danielle served as Director of Livable Communities at AARP where she designed and implemented a robust nationwide initiative to create more vibrant communities for all ages through more than a dozen new print publications (including the co-branded FEMA/AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit), several new technical assistance programs, and expansion of AARP’s Age-Friendly Network of States and Communities from 40 to nearly 600.  Providing direct support to 53 state offices, this flagship initiative for AARP advanced more effective decision-making for housing, transportation, disaster resilience, and public space investment in order to better serve the needs of older adults.  Previously, Danielle held several leadership positions in HUD’s Office of Sustainable Communities and EPA’s smart growth office between 2000 and 2017, playing a central role in developing policy and implementing programs under the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and in HUD’s groundbreaking $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition.

Danielle holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree in Planning from University of Oregon, and serves as a Board Member for the League of American Bicyclists and Smart Growth America.

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