Resilience Roundtable Podcast Series

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In the APA Podcast series Resilience Roundtable, we hear from planners and allied professionals who make resilience their mission, even in the face of devastating natural hazards.


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Episodes

Four images (top left: a wildfire raging through a forest; top right: waves crashing onto a waterfront road during a storm in a coastal town; bottom right: a California farmhouse surrounded by drought-ravaged land; bottom left: an aerial of a river) with the words 'Resilience Roundtable' laid on top. Bottom right photo by flickr user John Wiess (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jweiss3/).

Episode 6: After the Camp Fire, Part II

In the first of a two-part episode, Bill Siembieda, AICP, PhD, talks with Butte County, California, planning staff about the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire — one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in the state's history, with 85 casualties and more than 50,000 people evacuated from their homes. Part II of these conversations features Tim Snellings, director of development services for Butte County.

Four images (top left: a wildfire raging through a forest; top right: waves crashing onto a waterfront road during a storm in a coastal town; bottom right: a California farmhouse surrounded by drought-ravaged land; bottom left: an aerial of a river) with the words 'Resilience Roundtable' laid on top. Bottom right photo by flickr user John Wiess (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jweiss3/).

Episode 5: After the Camp Fire, Part I

In the first of a two-part episode, Bill Siembieda, AICP, PhD, talks with Butte County, California, planning staff about the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire — one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in the state's history, with 85 casualties and more than 50,000 people evacuated from their homes. Part I of these conversations features Dan Breedon, AICP, principal planner for Butte County.

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Episode 4: Pete Parkinson, AICP

In the fourth episode of Resilience Roundtable, Pete Parkinson, AICP, discusses the many hazards he's dealt with throughout his career, including earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires. Pete shares his personal experience of losing his California home to the 2017 Tubbs Fire.

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Episode 3: Lt. Emily Ussery and Jack Heide, AICP

Community planner Jack Heide, AICP CFM, and Lt. Emily Ussery, PhD, talk about the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria — two back-to-back Category 5 storms — on the US Virgin Islands in 2017.

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Episode 2: Kim Mickelson, AICP

Kim Mickelson, AICP, joins Rich Roths, AICP, to discuss Hurricane Harvey from her perspective as a City of Houston Planning Department attorney.

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Episode 1: John Henneberger

Featured in the first episode of Resilience Roundtable is John Henneberger, an expert on low-income housing issues, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, and the codirector of Texas Housers, a nonprofit that advocates for equitable disaster recovery policy and practices.