Scenario Planning in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
You'll learn about:
Scenario planning methods that may be used to create resilient communities.
Exploring new planning possibilities, and multiple outcomes, after decades of status quo.
Collaborative planning constrained by diplomatic relations.
Military Planning insight and lessons learned from contingency planning
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is well known for the current prison mission; however, the base also has a fleet support, and homeland security mission for migrant movements and surges. The base has a closed border with mainland Cuba and must provide all logistics support to the population. All supplies are moved on or off the base via airplane or ship. The population is mostly transient staying between 3 months to 5 years, except for the third country nationals who have been hired by contractors and have stayed decades. There is also a small, but aging population of Cuban nationals who have special protection and have lived on base since the 1960s. The future of Guantanamo Bay is filled with many possibilities. Will the prison close? Will the borders open? Will there be a migrant surge? This session will discuss Master Planning through scenario planning, including a group participatory element, as a way to prepare and plan for the future.
, Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Confirmed SpeakerMr. Sean L. Ebersold, AICP is an Urban and Regional Planner for Ecology and Environment, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Urban and Regional Planning. He has been engaged in land use, environmental and master planning projects around the world for federal, local and commercial clients.
Confirmed SpeakerAmanda E. Smith is the Regional Real Property Officer for Navy Region Southeast/NAVFAC SE. During her tenure with U.S. Navy, Ms. Smith has served as the Regional Community Planning and Liaison Officer and Community Planner. As the project manager for various types of Asset Management projects, including Encroachment Action Plans, Installation Master Plans, Installation Appearance Plans, Basic Facility Requirements, and Air Installations Compatible Use Zones. Ms. Smith brings a background in historic preservation and local government planning to her current role with the Navy. For over ten years she was a community planner for local and regional governments throughout Florida and Virginia. Her experience includes crafting and implementing comprehensive plans, land development regulations, special area and neighborhood plans, alternative transportation plans, design standards, and community recreational master plans. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Florida State University and is a die-hard Seminoles fan.
Invited SpeakerDr. Cynthia A. Lintz, AICP is currently a Community Planner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She has a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Community and Regional Planning and a Doctoral Degree from Virginia Tech University in Planning, Governance and Globalization. Her current research interests are: community building, group identity and place making along international borders.
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