The Military Base Next Door - Striving Toward Compatible Development

APA Delaware Chapter


Thursday, May 6, 2010
1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

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Military Bases attract development. It is vital to both the military and the civilian community that new development proceeds compatibly with the installation-not only to protect the defense mission but the health, safety and welfare of those living and working outside the fence. This session will include discussion on challenges to development and the DoD mission from urban encroachment, programs established to promote compatible development and tools available to planners to help achieve this goal. The session will conclude with a primer on Aircraft Noise and a demonstration of the Interactive Sound Information System (ISIS). Planners must deal with impacts of aircraft noise from commercial and military airports. The alphabet of acronyms - from DNL to Lmax, SEL etc. - adds confusion to an already complex subject. Through the use of the Interactive Sound Information System (ISIS) this environmental noise demonstration will literally bring the aircraft into the room through a portable sound system as this tutorial covers noise science, impacts, noise level reduction in construction, real estate disclosure and land use compatibility issues.