Reconnecting Lee – “The National Flood Insurance Program and Changes in Coastal Risk Factors”

APA Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section

#9108342

Friday, August 26, 2016
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Overview

In the face of remarkable growth and urbanization in southwest Florida, communities face the daunting challenge of implementing sound land use policy and preparing for changes in climate impacts. Floodplain management and local land use policies have a direct impact on the economic and social wellbeing of our communities, as well as safety. This presentation will explore the history of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), offer examples of how land use decisions today will impact affordability tomorrow, review how local decisions on land development policies can dramatically impact a community’s safety, and examine steps that can be taken to become more resilient and safe.

Speakers

Jason Green

Invited Speaker

Jason Green is the Planning Manager for Weiler Engineering in Punta Gorda. He is responsible for project management for public and private projects as well as business development and marketing. He has over 14 years of experience in land use and public policy, nine of which was spent in the ... Read More