Historic Rivertown Flood-Risk Reduction
You'll learn about:
- How to incorporate historic resources into hazard-resiliency planning
- How to use GIS, historic district inventories, and Flood Insurance Rate Maps to evaluate historic-district flood risk
- How to survey flood-prone historic district demographics and community profiles
This poster examines a methodology to prioritize flood-prone historic districts for risk-reduction measures. In addition to this methodology, it presents a series of Pennsylvania flood-prone historic district profile sheets containing a snapshot of each district's demographics, vulnerability to flooding, boundaries, and historical significance. Based on work conducted at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, the project aims to facilitate planning, as well as disaster-response activities, when historic districts are impacted.
Invited SpeakerRodney Bohner is a dual-degree graduate student in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation at the University of Oregon and B.S. degree recipient from Penn State. His interests include historic resources and climate change, waterfront redevelopment, and coastal planning.