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Resiliency, Beyond Sustainability
Activity Code: S641
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Infrastructure in our communities must collectively support the resilient movement of people, goods, and information by air, land, sea, and space. Are our communities succeeding in that mission? Many are not. This session will explain the need for a new public-private sector paradigm for creating and maintaining infrastructure that will ensure communities are not only green but also resilient in the face of natural and manmade disasters.
Mary Anne G. Bowie, FAICP
Work: Mary Anne G. Bowie, FAICP, (Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners), is a comprehensive urban planner well experienced in economic development, sustainability, military community planning, land use and site planning, transportation project impact analysis, community visioning and creating partnerships. From 1994 through the present, her sustainability advocacy continues to influence thousands of people through national presentations and local sustainable economic development activities, including a seven year pro-bono effort to grow Sarasota, Florida’s local green economy. Her “green economic development” accomplishments were recognized by the Council for Sustainable Florida with a Promising Practice Award; by the Florida American Planning Association with an Innovation award for the Venice Vision Plan and by the American Society of Consulting Planners with the Sustainability/Smart Growth award. She created a green building products retail store that was Green Spec certified, and was a Green Home certifying agent. She continues to grow the green economy and in 2009 assisted St. Petersburg College in establishing their Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainability Management degree.
Education: Master City Planning, 1973, City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.A., 1970, English and Education, Florida State University
Publications: Estimating Planning Services: An APA/AICP/ASCP Handbook; Redevelopment Plan for Old Mandeville (Louisiana)
Past Assignments: 2012 Federal Planning Division (FPD) Workshop of American Planning Association (APA), "Plenary Session: Words of Wisdom form FPD Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners"; 2012 FPD Workshop of APA, "Transforming Encroachment to Compatibility"; 2011 FPD Workshop of APA, "Energy Policy to Sustainable Practice - Implementing a Net-Zero Strategy"; 2010 FPD Workshop of APA, "Low Impact Development and Sustainable Transportation Systems"; 2006 Rethinking Sustainable Construction Conference, "Sarasota Green Connection Economic Development Model: Mainstreaming Green Products and Services".
Merle H. Bishop, FAICP
Growth Management Director, City of Winter Haven
Phone: (863) 291-5600
Work: Merle has over 38 years of experience in planning and growth managemnent, including over 32 years in local government. His extensive experience includes comprehensive planning, land development regulations, implementation of smart growth principles, and sustainability practices. He is currently a Senior Planner with Kimley-Horn and Associates providing expert planning assistance to clients throughout Florida. His private practice includes assisting local goverments with Comprehnsive Plan and code updates. Most recently he developed a "Complete Streets Handbook" for the Polk County TPO. Prior to working with Kimley-Horn, Merle served as the Growth Management Director for Polk County, FL, a large central Florida County. Merle is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Chapter of APA and has served on the Chapter's Executive Committee for the past 8 years. He has been a member of the AICP College of Fellows since 2003 and is also a Certified Public Manager.
Education: BS in Forestry from the University of Florida. MS in Environmental Engineering, University of Florida. CPM, Center for Public Management, Florida State University
Publications: Complete Streets Handbook, Oct. 2012, Polk County Transportation Organization.
Past Assignments: "Ethics: Life in the Trenches" September 15, 2012, APA Florida Annual Conference, Naples, FL. "Evisioning the 2020 Future of Florida Local Government" June 1, 2012, Florida City & County Management Association, Annual Conference, Bonita Springs, FL. "Are Planners Communist, Again? Planning in a Conservative Era" Spet. 8, 2011, Florida Annual Conference, Palm Beach, FL.
Clifford R. Bragdon
President, MS5 Solutions
Work: Dr. Bragdon is Executive Director and founder of the Global Center for Preparedness and Resilience. He has held academic, research and administrative positions over 40 years. These include Vice President, Associate Provost, Dean, Distinguished Research Professor and Full Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Atlantic University and Dowling College-National Aviation and Transportation Center. He established the graduate environmental planning program at Georgia Tech, and his areas of expertise are intermodal and integrated transportation systems, sustainability, cybersecurity, resilience, and 3D-4D simulation.Dr. Bragdon has been a Principal Investigator on over $60 million of research in these subject areas. Executive Director of the first federally funded intermodal transportation center for safety and security ($10,000,000) 11 universities.
Education: Ph.D. in City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA; Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; AB Degree in Political Science and Urban Sociology, Westminster College, Fulton, MO
Publications: He has been an author, editor, and chapter contributor to 15 books. Dr. Bragdon's most recent book Transportation Security (Elsevier Press, Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security Series) is used by all 65 DHS/TSA supported academic programs, as well as over 100 universities in the subject areas of homeland security, emergency preparedness, response, recovery and prevention. During 2013 his chapter entitled "Resilient Communities from Sustainable to Secure" will be published in the 2nd Edition of Handbook of Crisis and Emergency Management (Ali Farazmand, Editor; CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group).
Other Publications: Noise Pollution The Unquiet Crisis, University of Pennsylvania Press; FAR Part 150: Airport Noise and Compatibility Planning, Washington, DC, FAA; Annual Conferences on Emergency Preparedness and Resilience,(three years),Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security, Global Center for Preparedness and Resilience, Florida Institute of Technology
Past Assignments: Invited lecture and panelist, Megacommunity Simulation to Re-Imagine Infrastructure, Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, Northwestern University Transportation Center (Washington, DC, Chicago and Orlando)July 2012; Invited lecture, "Global Resilience and Security: A World Issue" Westminster College, April, 2012; Invited lecture, "Neoteric Planning and Economic Development" Pierre Laclede Center, St. Louis, MO, April, 2012. Invited to the Office of the US President twice and Office of Science and Technology, Washington DC
Rhonda G. Phillips, AICP
Dean, Purdue University
Work: Dr. Rhonda Phillips, AICP, CEcD, has over 25 years' experience in community and economic development. With public, private and non-profit experience, she offers both practice and academic perspectives. As Associate Dean of Barrett, The Honors College and a professor in the School of Community Resources & Development (http://scrd.asu.edu) at Arizona State University, Rhonda works with faculty, staff, students and organizations to expand the reach of community-based education and research initiatives for enhancing quality of life. Her focus is community planning and development, as well as community indicator and evaluation systems for monitoring progress towards community development and economic development revitalization goals.
Education: Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Techonology M.S. Economics,Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. Economic Development, University of Southern Mississippi B.S. Geography, University of Southern Mississippi
Publications: She is author or editor of fifteen books, including Introduction to Community Development (Routledge, http://www.routledge.com/books/An-Introduction-to-Community-Development-isbn978041577385; and Community Development Indicators Measuring Systems (Ashgate, www.ashgate.com/shopping/title.asp?key1=&key2=&orig=results&isbn=0%207546%204005%201). Along with Joe Sirgy and Don Rathz, she is the co-editor of Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases series Volumes III, IV, V, and VI published by Springer (www.springer.com).
Other Publications: Rhonda is Editor of the book series, Community Development Research and Practice,and Current Issues in Community Development, both published by Routledge.
Past Assignments: Numerous lectures and workshops on topics such as creating special places, arts and community development, community indicators progress evaluation, sustainable economic development and community sustainability.