Bay Area Planning Directors Association
Spring 2013 Meeting
May 31, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street, Oakland
What Planners Need to Know to Address Climate Change,
Earthquakes, and Other Hazards
Co Sponsor: APA California - Northern Section
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A truly resilient future requires adapting our practices to address climate change, earthquakes, floods, and other hazards that we will experience over the next several decades. The conversation has shifted in recent years from emergency response to long-term policy and planning, yet many planners still don't have the tools they need.
What do planners need to know about what we will face? How can planners help ensure that our communities are resilient enough to protect existing assets and ensure new development will withstand future hazards? Please join us for a morning of information and conversation with leading experts.
Arrietta Chakos, Principle and Founder of Urban Resilience Strategies and former Assistant City Manager at the City of Berkeley, will present what cities are doing to make their communities more resilient and place the conversation in the national perspective.
Louise Bedsworth, Senior Researcher from the State of California Governor's Office of Planning and Research will share recent work at the state level on climate adaptation guidance and make connections between SB 375, California Climate Adaptation Planning Guide, and State Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Alex Hinds, Interim Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at Sonoma State University, will moderate a panel with Wendy Goodfriend from the Bay Conservation Development Commission, and Laurie Johnson, SPUR Board member. They will discuss the top five things that planners need to know about hazards in their communities and lay out tools for the path forward.
The morning will end with an interactive activity designed to get you thinking about how to plan for hazards in your own community.
Fee: $45 (includes breakfast and lunch)
AICP CM: 3 Credits (Pending)
Registration Deadline: May 27, 2013 - Register Online
Questions? Contact Dayle Farina, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510/464-7993