2019 National Planning Conference

Lessons From California - Invitation Only

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT

CM | 1.25

Activity Type: Meetings

Activity ID: NPC194052

Location: 654 Mission Street

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Nationally, California has emerged as a leader in disaster risk reduction. The state is one of 10 states that mandate that natural hazards be addressed as a required element of the local general plan and one of four states that require integration of hazards planning across plans. In addition, California is one of three states, including Hawaii, and Oregon, that require that comprehensive plans address climate change. Presenters will discuss their experience with planning laws, programs, plans, and guidance that influence implementation of disaster risk reduction activities at the state, local, and regional levels. Participants will learn about challenges the state has faced and how they have addressed them. Further, participants will consider how they can use California’s example to enhance resilience, reducing losses from natural disasters. context that also addresses floods and water quality challenges and examines drought in terms of its larger impacts on potential cascading hazards such as wildfire, mudslides, and runoff from future storms.

Session Speakers

Laurie A. Johnson, FAICP
Laurie Johnson Consultng | Research
San Rafael, CA

Michael McCormick, AICP
Harris & Associates
Davis, CA