Opening Keynote Address: Planning for Natural Hazards and Disasters in an Era of Climate Change

APA North Carolina Chapter


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT

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This Keynote Address by Gavin Smith will discuss the results of the Princeville Community Design Workshop held in late August, in which a team of 30 land use planners, architects, landscape architects and engineers participated in a 4-day workshop with 30-40 local, state and federal officials, discussing how Princeville can rebuild following the devastation from Hurrican Matthew.  Mr. Smith will also discuss the work that he and his team are doing in the 6 other communities they are assisting with APA-NC. 


Gavin Smith, AICP

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Dr. Smith is the Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, a consortium of universities located across the country. He is currently engaged in a number of planning and policy-related research projects within the center including an assessment of the role governor’s and ... Read More

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