APA Professional Study Tour to the Netherlands
Coastal Planning, Floods, and Hard and Soft Approaches to Hazard Mitigation
Sunday, May 26–Friday, May 31, 2013
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|The American Planning Association has invited U.S. Senate and House of Representatives officials from states affected by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina to participate in the Netherlands study tour. Because of sequestration, their participation is pending.
What can the Netherlands show the U.S. about urban and rural water management and coastal planning? See for yourself on this five-day study tour. It's a don't-miss opportunity to tour Holland's urban, coastal, and inland infrastructure — and explore how those approaches apply to U.S. coastal regions. You'll share ideas with design professionals and hear the 2013 L'Enfant Lecture by the Netherlands's former ambassador to the United States, Renée Jones-Bos.
- Incorporating active water management into urban, inland, and coastal planning;
- Adopting a multiple-defense approach to adaptation and hazard mitigation;
- Projecting the benefits and costs of hard and soft infrastructure; and
- Living with water, deriving value from water, and protecting against water.
What you discover can help you put your community on safer ground.
||Final registration deadline; tour cost due in full
||Study tour begins in Rotterdam (a.m.)
||L'Enfant Lecture, cosponsored by the National Building Museum
||Study tour concludes in Amsterdam (p.m.)
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The APA Foundation is sponsoring three scholarships for this study tour.