Land Sub-Division in the Floodplains of Rural North Carolina

APA North Carolina Chapter


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

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Panel presentation intended to provide professional planners with information about subdivision design and regulation in flood hazard areas.  The session will focus particularly on rural communities in the state of North Carolina.  

By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the challenges of subdivision design in flood hazard areas and the tools to develop more smartly in the floodplain.  Rural communities face unique challenges with regard to their floodplains that are different than urban and suburban areas.  They may have agriculture rather than physical development predominating their floodplain lands, but at the same time can have high vulnerabilities due to low quality manufactured housing or old housing that is already in the floodplain.  This session will touch upon a broad array of local planning tools and land use control and management that are particularly relevant in rural contexts.  


James Schwab, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

From 2008-2017, Jim Schwab managed APA’s Hazards Planning Center, but his direct engagement with natural hazards and disaster issues began in 1993. He managed an innovative project funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a PAS Report, Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction. The report became a ... Read More

Adam Lovelady

Confirmed Speaker

Adam Lovelady is an Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Government where he provides research, teaching, and advising on topics of zoning, land subdivision, community planning, and historic preservation. Before joining the School of Government in 2012, he practiced law with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Virginia. Lovelady has authored ... Read More

Bryan Jones

Confirmed Speaker

Bryan Jones is a Planner III with Pitt County and has been there for over 12 years.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University.  He is the County’s Subdivision Administrator , Floodplain Manager, and is certified in Surface Water Identification.  Prior ... Read More

Anuradha Mukherji

Invited Speaker

Anuradha Mukherji is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at East Carolina University. She received her PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in the fields of disaster planning and housing policy and development; a master's from Texas A&M University at College Station ... Read More

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