Advancing Resilience through Community Planning
You'll learn about:
Models, tools, and methods that you can employ to integrate hazard-risk reduction into local comprehensive planning
How to implement the information from these elements into planning processes such as comprehensive plans, emergency operations plans, hazard-mitigation plans, climate change forecast, and HUD’s consolidated planning process
How these models, tools, and methods have been employed within selected pilot coastal communities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), AECOM, the American Planning Association (APA), the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to explore strategies to integrate risk assessment and mitigation planning resources into the larger array of community planning processes more effectively. The project was launched in the fall of 2015 and completed in three phases.
Phase 1 included developing an inventory of models and tools relevant to flood-risk modeling and risk reduction, as well as identifying relevant “points of intervention” within local planning processes. Phase 2 included identifying an approach and demonstrating the approach and tools within the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County, Florida, and the City of Oakland and Alameda County, California. Finally, Phase 3 included the development of information resources, processes, and recommendations that can be replicated by other communities, beyond the two pilot communities participating in this project. Explore all three phases of this project, as well as the resilience-building lessons it holds for your community.
, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
, Silver Spring
Confirmed SpeakerJoshua Murphy is a Senior Spatial Analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management in Silver Spring, Maryland. In this position, he facilitates the use and application of geospatial information within federal efforts directed at enhancing the resilience of our nation’s coastal landscapes, populations, and infrastructure. For the last five years, Josh has played a key leadership role in the development of the Digital Coast, a community-driven platform focused on helping communities address coastal issues. An accomplished instructor, Josh has over a decade of experience in the development and delivery of courses that integrate GIS tools and methods. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position within the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Georgetown University.
Confirmed SpeakerMike Robinson, CFM is a Senior Planner with AECOM with a strong, 15-year background in hazard mitigation planning, emergency management, floodplain management, risk assessment and risk communication. He has worked closely with local, state and Federal government agencies throughout the United States in the development and implementation of risk reduction plans and programs aimed at making communities more resilient to natural hazards.