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2018 Community Development Institute

Flood Risk & Community Resiliency, October 11-12, 2018

Presentations to include:

  • Examining “Resiliency”
  • Flood Risk Policy Responses
  • Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies
  • Community-Based Flood Research
  • Outreach Strategies & Science Communication
  • Tools & Technical Resources
  • Fiscal Stress & Flood Resiliency
  • …and more!

View the full agenda for more details.

CaRDI's annual Community Development Institute focuses on critical pieces of the community development process, and is designed for a diverse audience of local community leaders, extension educators, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers at multiple levels. Each year we highlight a different theme, bringing presenters and discussants together from across New York State to share the latest research, innovative approaches, policy recommendations, and practical perspectives.


Pre-registration for the 2018 Community Development Institute is now closed.  If you would like to attend the conference, you can register on-site at the registration desk. The registration fee is $125.  Limited sponsorships are available for student registrations.

The Thursday night Reception and Dinner at Moakley House is now full.  If you would like to attend, please contact Sarah Day at to get on the wait list.

Event Information

The 2018 Community Development Institute will be held Thursday, October 11 - Friday, October 12, 2018 in 401 Warren Hall at Cornell University (Cornell Campus Map.)  The street address for Warren Hall is 137 Reservoir Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853.  For parking information, please visit the  Cornell Visitor Parking Information website.

Hotel  Accommodations

The Hotel Ithaca is offering a rate of $139/night to CDI attendees.  Please call the hotel at (607) 272-1000 and ask for the Community Development Institute rate.  Reservations must be made on or before Friday, September 21 to guarantee the group rate.