Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard
You'll learn about:
How to spatially evaluate networks of plans to reduce hazard vulnerability
Case studies of common gaps in policies across networks of plans
How to identify opportunities to reduce future hazard exposure through smarter and more consistent plans
Prior to the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy, at least one New Jersey city’s hazard-mitigation plan called for acquisitions and buy-outs in high-hazard areas, while the comprehensive plan set goals to increase investments in the same location. These plans were not only incompatible but also increased hazard vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, this is commonplace in planning practice as the “network” of local plans—the inventory of comprehensive plans, hazard mitigation plans, small area plans, or other functional plans which govern local land use—often lack the integration required to reduce vulnerability to hazards effectively. How can we do better?
This session will walk you through on the newly developed user-friendly tool, the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard. The scorecard provides local planning practitioners the opportunity to identify when and where their community plans are in conflict, as well as how well they target the most vulnerable areas of the community. Armed with this new knowledge, you will be better able to inform the public and decision-makers about opportunities to strengthen local hazard mitigation planning and reduce aggregate risk for the community by improving the integration, consistency, and responsiveness of their networks of plans.
, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
, College Station
Confirmed SpeakerPhilip R. Berke is a Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Communities at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the relationship between community resilience and urban planning with specific focus on methods, theory and metrics of local planning and outcomes. He is the lead co-author of a book, Urban Land Use Planning, and co-author of Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning, which was selected as one of the “100 Essential Books in Planning” of the 20th century by APA's Centennial Great Books. His 2015 publication on community resilience to hazards and climate change received the Best Article Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. Dr. Berke is currently leading field teams to study urban resilience in Holland, and six cities on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. He currently serves on advisory boards of the Urban Institute’s Global Evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation-pioneered Global 100 Resilient Cities, and APA’s Committee on Comprehensive Plans and Sustainability Standards. He recently briefed Congress on the growing vulnerability of US cities, and was on the advisory board of Louisiana's Master Plan for Coastal Protection and Restoration.
Confirmed SpeakerJaimie Hicks Masterson, AICP is Program Coordinator of Texas Target Communities at Texas A&M University, a high-impact service learning program that works alongside underserved communities to plan for future resilience. She is author of Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters, which focuses on hazard mitigation strategies and tools for government officials, planners, and emergency mangers that can be incorporated pre-disaster. She designed and developed curriculum of a 14-hour workshop, held around the country, on pre-disaster planning (Preparing for Change: Building Resilient Communities) with APA Planner’s Training Service (PTS) (60 attendees, 4 courses). This curriculum was later video-recorded and is available from Planetizen. Masterson also consults with small communities to develop comprehensive plans, economic development plans, and other planning needs where resilience practices are folded and infused into plans and other community initiatives. Additionally, Masterson authored the Rapid Disaster Recovery Housing Program Report (RAPIDO) which identifies disaster recovery policy recommendations, a technical guide for program implementation, and a program comparison of current disaster recovery challenges and successes. The RAPIDO program focuses on pre-disaster and post-disaster planning strategies for local jurisdictions and social service organizations.
, Punchard Consulting
Confirmed SpeakerDarrin Punchard is an urban planning and resilience strategy consultant who has spent his entire career working to prevent natural hazards from becoming disasters. He has more than two decades of experience in hazard mitigation planning with specialized expertise in risk assessment, risk communication, benefit-cost analysis, and the development of actionable strategies for risk reduction. Punchard prepared some of the nation’s first federally-approved hazard mitigation plans following passage of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 and to date has assisted more than 500 communities in similar efforts, with emphasis on integrated and participatory planning processes. Punchard’s public service career includes serving as the state hazard mitigation officer for North Carolina, and as a local and state hazard mitigation planner in Florida. He entered the private sector in 2001 and went on to help three architecture/engineering firms launch their hazard mitigation planning practices. In 2016, he founded his own consultancy with clients that include federal agencies, state governments, regional councils, cities, towns, private companies, and non-profit organizations. Today he remains a trusted advisor and recognized subject matter expert for clients at all levels of government and industry across the US and abroad.
J. Barry Hokanson
Confirmed SpeakerJ. Barry Hokanson, AICP, has more than 45 years of urban planning experience with agencies in California, Texas, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois concerning environmental and development regulations, building codes, transportation planning, strategic planning, community development, economic development, stormwater management, and post-disaster recovery planning. Prior to work as a subcontractor in FEMA’s community recovery program for Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee and New York (2005 to 2014), Mr. Hokanson held executive positions in regions such as Kansas City, Chicago and Dallas. He is active in organizations such as the American Planning Association, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. In 2013 he was appointed to a committee of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, for Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community’s Public Health, Medical and Social Services. He also served as one of five authors of an APA guidebook on disaster recovery (PAS 576, published 2014). In 2015 Mr. Hokanson was elected chair of the new APA Division, Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning. He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Iowa.