Lessons from Hurricane Irma for Increasing Resilience

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section


Tuesday, November 28, 2017
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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Bapa is co sponsoring this event with Florida Atlantic University. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, stakeholders and decision-makers are responding to and examining the storm’s impacts on Florida. To facilitate this discussion, the Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions (CUES) at Florida Atlantic University will convene a summit, Lessons from Hurricane Irma for Increasing Resilience: From Practice to Revising Plans and Policy .

1:15 – 2:15 pm Panel: Evacuation

Brian Wolshon/Louisiana State University, Scott Parr/Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Evangelos Kaiser/ Florida Atlantic University, John Renne/ FAU 

2:15 – 3:15 pm Panel: Sheltering

Jason Tudor/AARP (invited), Peter Newman/ FL Emergency Coordination Officer (invited), Lauree Simmons/Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Jeff Huber/FAU 

3:30 – 5:00 pm Panel & Facilitated Discussion: Lessons, Policy Actions, and Research Needs

Mayor Josh Levy/City of Hollywood, Karl Kim/University of Hawaii 

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Karl Kim

Karl Kim, in addition to being a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, is also an Editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention; Korean Studies; Here! Urbanism, Design and Planning. Received more than $13.8 million in federal, state, and international research grants on transportation, traffic safety, GIS, environmental management, disaster ... Read More

Josh Levy

Mayor City of Hollywood Florida

Lauree Simmons

Lauree Simmons, President of Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Scott Parr

Emory Riddle Aeronautical University

Brian Wolshon

Brian Wolshon, Ph.D. P.E., PTOE, is the Edward A. and Karen Wax Schmitt Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Louisiana State University and the founding Director of the US DOT sponsored Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency. Dr. Wolshon is an internationally recognized expert on ... Read More

John Renne

Director and Associate Professor, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs School of Urban and Regional Planning Florida Atlantic University Read More

Evangelos Kaier

Recent Publications Evangelist Kaisar is an Associate Professor & Director FMRI &MITSL Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatics Engineering at Florida Atlantic University Recent Publications Kaisar E., Teegavarapu, R., and Gundersen E., “Data Envelopment Analysis Model for Assessment of Safety and Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities” Journal of Traffic and Transportation ... Read More

Jeff Huber

Jeffrey E Huber, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, and Assistant Professor School of Architecture Florida Atlantic University His work focuses on interdisciplinary public work projects that combine ecological, landscape, urban, and architectural design. Huber is also a principal in the internationally-recognized firm of Brooks + Scarpa and manages their South Florida office ... Read More

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Marilyn Mammano, mmammano@comcast.net