Video: Climate and Industry (from 2016 Santa Barbara Planner's Academy)

APA California Chapter, Central Coast Section


Thursday, August 4, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, 2016, 4:59 p.m. MDT

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Climate Action Plans – how they are developed, what they measure and what they mean.
The Takeaway: A panel of agency and local government staff and private sector planners from the California Coastal Commission, the Cities of Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Goleta and a CEQA air quality specialist from RECON Environmental will introduce the overarching issue of climate change (biology, weather, sea level rise, fires, science and technology), the regulatory response (AB 32, executive orders, Climate Action Plans (CAP), policy guidance, adaptation plans, ordinances, court decisions (Newhall Ranch), agency responsibilities and implementation, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) implications and recent lessons learned (successes and challenges) and implications for land use (permitting, projects, property owners and NiMBY).

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Christopher Williamson

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Dr. Christopher (Chris) Williamson, AICP is the now-retired Principal Planner in the City of Oxnard, CA (population 200,000) responsible for population projections, the general plan, affordable housing programs, sea-level rise coastal planning, and energy efficiency and sustainability programs. He continues to consult to cities on regional issues, affordable housing, power plant siting, and local coastal plan updates. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Cal State Channel Islands teaching population studies and climate change demographic adaptation planning. Chris has been an APA-recognized expert on planning uses of Census Bureau data.. He was previously an Asst. Dean and Research Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Policy, Planning, and Development and a 2002 Fulbright Scholar studying demography in Germany. Chris holds a BS in Geography (Penn State), a Master of Planning and Policy Analysis (UVA), and a PhD in Planning (USC).