Working with Social Factors and Values to Support Adaptation Planning and Public Finance

APA Florida Chapter


Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. EDT

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Communities will need innovative public finance tools to implement major adaptation and resiliency improvements. But what can planners do to generate support from elected officials and the public? Join experts in polling strategies and risk communications to discuss new values/opinion research and successful referenda in California, Florida etc. In this interactive hands-on session, you’ll learn about social and cognitive factors that influence decision making about different adaptation priorities, perceptions of time and acceptability of finance. See tested messages, and learn techniques for developing tailored approaches to increase support for your resiliency plan and local public finance.  


CJ Reynolds

Invited Speaker

CJ Reynolds, research associate, University of South Florida, manages grant projects focused on stakeholder engagement and public sector programs on adaptation and sustainability. She has 25 years of experience advising executives in industry, government and non-profits, and creating programs that address emerging scientific issues and policy. As director of education ... Read More

David Metz

Invited Speaker

David Metz, FM3 Partner, has provided opinion research and strategic guidance to hundreds of non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses, and political campaigns in all 50 states. In 2016, Dave’s research helped guide successful ballot measures for major regional transportation improvements in Seattle, Phoenix, and the largest conservation finance measures ... Read More

Hannah Torres

Invited Speaker

Hannah Torres, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Central Florida Department of Sociology. She is working on an NSF-funded grant analyzing the role of small-scale, community-based restoration projects in enhancing resilience and implementing a mapping project to understand what motivates a strong sense of place and attachment to the Indian River ... Read More

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