APA Recovery Workshop

Planning in a Post-Sandy World

The Planner's Role in Facilitating Community Recovery

Monday, April 1, 2013
College of Architecture + Design
Weston Hall
Newark, New Jersey

Workshop Agenda  

Download the full day workshop agenda (pdf)

Presentations by Speakers

Jim Schwab, AICP:

SuperStorm Sandy — How Are Our Communities Recovering? (pdf)

Laurie Johnson, AICP:

Overview of Recovery Planning Practice (pdf)

Barry Hokanson, AICP:

Institutional and Financial Frameworks for Recovery (pdf)

Ken Topping, FAICP, and Jim Schwab, AICP:
Key Components of Community Recovery

Land Use and Permitting Issues (pdf)

Mitigation and Climate Adaptation (pdf)

Lincoln Walther, FAICP:

The Role of the Comprehensive Plan in Fostering Recovery (pdf)

Participant Questions and Answers

Read the participant questions and answers (pdf)

Three questions were asked of all participants, who received index cards upon arrival. They were asked to respond on those cards, compiled here, and return them before leaving the workshop. The intent was to ascertain their key concerns and aspirations concerning the workshops in order to help the APA faculty learn more about their audience.

Small Group Breakout Notes

Read the small group breakout notes (pdf)

At the full-day workshop in Newark, participants were asked to choose one of five breakout sessions on specific topics, each facilitated by one or more members of the faculty. In this workshop, the breakout topics were:

  • State and local requirements
  • FEMA and the National Disaster Recovery Framework (notes missing)
  • Mitigation planning and climate adaptation
  • Land use and permitting issues
  • Role of comprehensive planning