Defining Resilient Neighborhoods After Disaster

APA Missouri Chapter


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

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In January 2016 Minot, ND was awarded a $74.3 million National Disaster Resilience Competition grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, one of only 13 awards nationally. Affordable housing was one of the three primary components of Minot's approach. Helping households affected by the flood to move out of harm's way and providing opportunities to expand homeownership for low and moderate-income buyers is one of the strategic resilient NDR projects. CDM Smith developed a process for Minot which utilized GIS technology to identify existing and new resilient neighborhoods to align the homebuyer program with neighborhoods that incorporate resilience features such as access to transit, proximity to parks and trails, and access to key services. This presentation will provide an overview of the disasters that led Minot to competing in the National Disaster Resilience Competition, an in-depth look at how the analysis process was developed, how GIS was utilized, and how Minot is currently using it. Attendees will leave the presentation with: An understanding of how Minot, ND is planning for a resilient future; Defining resilient neighborhoods; and Working to provide affordable homes for its residents. These lessons learned are replicable and can be tailored to match the needs of attendees' communities.


Lindsay Maki, GISP

Ms. Maki began her career in 2005 and serves as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst in CDM Smith's Lansing, Michigan office. Since joining CDM Smith, Ms. Maki has participated in several notable and award-winning projects and offers clients specialized knowledge and training in spatial technologies and information systems ... Read More

Gina Murphy, AICP

Ms. Murphy began her career in 2006 and serves as a certified planner in CDM Smith's Kansas City office, where she assists with a multitude of projects. With experience in many aspects of multimodal planning, Ms. Murphy has contributed to some of the firm's most notable and award-winning ... Read More

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