APA Recovery Workshop

Planning in a Post-Sandy World

Community Recovery Forum

Noon–4:45 p.m.


April 2, 2013
Pratt Institute
Higgins Hall

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April 3, 2013
Cornell University
AAP NYC Center

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Central Jersey
April 4, 2013
Monmouth University
West Long Branch

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South Jersey
April 5, 2013
Stockton State College

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Presentations by Speakers

Laurie Johnson, AICP:

Overview of Recovery Planning Practice (pdf)

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

Hokanson Presentation (pdf)

Land Use and Permitting Issues (pdf)

How Are Our Communities Recovering? (pdf)

Lincoln Walther, FAICP:

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

Supplemental Presentation

FEMA NDRF Presentation: Resources for Rebuilding (pdf)

Participant Questions and Answers

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (pdf)

Cornell University, Manhattan (not available)

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey (pdf)

Richard Stockton State College, Galloway, New Jersey (pdf)

The matrices presented for Pratt Institute and Monmouth University list three questions asked of all participants, who were handed 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. In the case of Richard Stockton State College, participants were given two sets of two questions, also shown on that matrix. Unfortunately, the cards for the workshop in Manhattan were lost before shipment.

Small Group Breakout Notes

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (notes unavailable)

Cornell University, Manhattan (pdf)

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey (pdf)

Richard Stockton State College, Galloway, New Jersey (pdf)

Breakout discussions for the half-day workshops were modified based on attendance and anticipated special needs of people in the regional served. At Pratt Institute and Richard Stockton State College, all participants remained in one large group for an all-inclusive discussion of issues facing planners and communities in the area. At Cornell’s Manhattan studio and at Monmouth University, somewhat larger audiences were broken into three separate group discussions:

  • Recovery planning
  • Mitigation planning
  • Federal, state, and local regulations and requirements

Thus, the notes for Cornell and Monmouth both reflect the results of three simultaneous discussions focused around the specific topics listed. In all cases, the notes reflect the thoughts and ideas of participants in the workshop. The small groups were an opportunity to brainstorm, identify problems, and offer solutions within the context of helping area communities recover from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.