2019 National Planning Conference

NPC19: 2019 National Planning Conference

  • Beyond Vulnerability: Innovative Adaptation Planning

    Planning for climate adaptation is a moving target. With ever evolving data and methods, projects can get bogged down in analyses. Come hear how regional resilience planning initiatives in California and New Jersey are moving beyond assessments to promote action.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Nik Steinberg
    • Amanda Brown-Stevens
    CM | 1.25
  • Cohesive Wildfire Strategies: A Big Tent

    The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy builds the first "big tent" for effective wildland fire planning at all levels of government. Ask our experts how planners, regulators, responders and NGO's can develop plans for fire adapted communities, resilience and recovery.
    April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Bob Roper
    • Dave Driscoll
    • James Schwab, FAICP
    CM | 1.25
  • Caribbean Recovery, Walkability and Green Infrastructure

    Following 2017 hurricanes, the U.S. Virgin Islands government, FEMA, CDC, and APA partnered to begin the rebuilding process while considering the interconnectedness of the built environment, public health, and disaster risk reduction. Get an overview with a case study on St. Thomas. This course is approved to offer 1.25 LU|HSWs (AIA).
    April 13, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 13, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Emily Ussery
    • Piotr Gajewski
    • Jonathan Halfon
    CM | 1.25
  • Helping Planners Bridge the Water Gap

    The ability to effectively plan for and manage water is dependent on the integration of timely, accurate data and information. This session outlines new, state-of-the-art technology coming from NOAA and its partners to help address water issues.
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Lori Cary-Kothera
    • Nicholas Schmidt
    • Joshua Murphy
    CM | 1.25
  • Mitigating Hazards Through Land-use Solutions

    Wildfires, flooding, and drought, oh my! Land-use solutions are the most effective means of reducing risk to natural hazards but can be hard to tackle. Learn how to implement land-use strategies to create a safer community. This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
    • Kristen Valdez, AICP
    • Matthew Goebel, AICP
    • Margaret Doherty
    CM | 1.25
  • Keeping It Green: Stormwater Life Cycle Management

    Learn how innovative planning can overcome the challenges of sustainable stormwater resilience by integrating life cycle management of green and gray stormwater measures into the planning and design process. This creates creating jobs in disadvantaged communities especially hard hit by flood risk. This course is approved to offer 1.25 PDH|HSW (ASLA).
    April 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Jonathan Carey, AICP
    • Niek Veraart, AICP
    CM | 1.25
  • The Extra Mile in Drought Planning

    Drought mitigation techniques have advanced rapidly in recent years. Drought requires regional approaches and regional cooperation because it never is limited to one jurisdiction. Learn about water management planning, data integration, and enlisting non-traditional participants in planning.
    April 15, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Jeffrey Henson
    • Darion Mayhorn
    CM | 1.25
  • Integrating Resilience: Plan Coordination for USVI

    Following 2017 hurricanes, the U.S. Virgin Islands was inundated with federal assistance, much of which required multiple planning efforts. The session explores how within the post-disaster environment the territory successfully engaged multiple plans and planning processes.
    April 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. PDT
    • Kim Waddell
    • Greg Guannel
    • Jonathan Halfon
    CM | 1.25
  • Building Risk Communication Skills

    Talking about hazards in a way that connects with people’s diverse values and concerns is hard. Get risk communication skills that help you better connect with a variety of people (including elected officials) to motivate action.
    April 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m. to April 15, 5:15 p.m. PDT
    • Jenna Moran
    • John Rozum, AICP
    CM | 2.50
  • Building Coastal Resilience Through Infrastructure Planning

    The techniques and costs of incorporating adaptation and hazards planning into the infrastructure planning process are unclear. This session will provide planners with the information they need to robustly incorporate hazards and climate information into their infrastructure planning processes.
    April 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to April 15, 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Haley Briel
    • James Schwab, FAICP
    • Bill Brown
    CM | 1.25
  • Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division Member Reception

    Purchase a ticket (maximum of two per member) to join us at PETE'S TAVERN for a cocktail reception and dinner. Pete's Tavern is about a 20-minute walk from the Moscone Center located at 128 King Street.
    April 15, 2019, 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PDT
  • Recovery After Great Disasters

    Using examples from their personal experience after major disasters in the United States, Japan, India, and several other countries, panelists share lessons to help planners better organize and implement recovery after future large disasters.
    April 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PDT
    • Laurie Johnson, FAICP
    • Kanako Iuchi
    • Balakrishnan Balachandran
    CM | 1.25
  • Lessons from Water and Planning CONNECT

    Learn about the highlights of APA’s Water and Planning Connect conference (2018), a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary gathering of planning professionals, water utility experts, and water professionals brought together to explore the connections between land use and water management.
    April 16, 2019, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT
    • Mary Ann Dickinson
    • Chi Ho Sham
    CM | 1.25

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