2018 National Planning Conference

Community Planning After 2016 Louisiana Floods

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT

Location: 227

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188048


  • Learn how suburban communities without large planning staffs have managed planning and recovery after the 2016 Louisiana floods.
  • Use master plan updates to address disasters.
  • Forge creative partnerships with local nonprofits and non-planning organizations to support planning in suburban communities.


In August 2016, areas in South Louisiana experienced over two feet of rainfall in less than three days. The resulting catastrophic flood damaged more than 140,000 residences in over 10 parishes and caused an estimated $10 billion-plus of property damage. While the metro population center of Baton Rouge, La., suffered significant damage, many of the suburbs and rural communities suffered even more widespread and massive damage. This session will examine several suburban communities in the flood area and their plans for recovery since the 2016 floods.

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Session Speakers

Junior Shelton
City of Central
Central, LA

Stephen D. Villavaso, FAICP
Villavaso & Associates, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Fred Neal, AICP
New Orleans, LA

Kimberly A. Marousek, AICP
Capital Region PC
Baton Rouge, LA

Gerard Landry
City of Denham Springs
Denham Springs, LA

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