Planners Training Service One-Day Workshop
Planning Flood-Resilient Communities
Kansas City • October 10, 2012
Advanced Training for Practicing Planners
Expanding development and increasingly severe storms have set the stage for devastating floods across the country. Many communities find their flood-control systems severely stressed. But new approaches are producing strong results. Learn how to manage stormwater, mitigate flood hazards, and make your community more resilient at this vital PTS workshop.
Practicing planners, researchers, and an engineer explore design issues, financing mechanisms, future challenges, and the role of planners in safeguarding their communities. Presentations, case studies, group discussions, and a hands-on planning exercise make this workshop engaging and essential.
The workshop takes place at the Kansas and Missouri APA Chapter Conference, October 10-12, 2012, in Kansas City. Workshop attendees are welcome to register for the conference as well through the chapters' conference website.
You'll learn about:
- Evaluating structural and nonstructural flood management approaches
- Prioritizing projects and creating site-sensitive flood management solutions
- Using technologies such as mapping programs to project future hazards
- Engaging the public and gaining political support to fund hazard planning
- Working with elected officials, developers, community leaders, and others to make effective flood planning a reality
Certification Maintenance Credits
AICP members earn CM | 7.0 credits for participation in this one-day workshop. Partial credit is not available.
Greenwise Joint Venture
Burrows is president of Greenwise Joint Venture, a Sacramento Valley nonprofit focused on the green economy. Previously, she was deputy city manager and economic development manager for the City of Roseville, California, where she promoted local and regional sustainability. She is a charter member of the Green Capital Alliance.
Timothy J. Trautman
Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services
Trautman is the flood mitigation program manager for Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services in North Carolina. He is actively involved nationally on flood policy issues, and oversees local mitigation planning, flood warning, regulatory compliance, implementing flood buyouts, and floodplain map maintenance.
Udvardy works with members of Congress, government agencies, and other decision makers to advocate for 21st-century flood-control solutions that increase natural resilience against flood disasters. Focused on the Mississippi River basin, she has coordinated with field efforts in California, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Pacific Northwest.
James Schwab, AICP
American Planning Association
Schwab is a senior research associate and manager of APA's Hazards Planning Research Center. He is coeditor of Zoning Practice and numerous Planning Advisory Service reports on hazards.