Resilience Roundtable Podcast Series
In the APA Podcast series Resilience Roundtable, we hear from planners and allied professionals who make resilience their mission, even in the face of devastating natural hazards.
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Episode 10: Douglas Le, AICP
In 2018, eruptions from the Kīlauea volcano caused widespread devastation to Hawaii's Big Island. Resilience Roundtable podcast host Jim Schwab, FAICP, talks with Douglas Le, AICP, disaster recovery officer with the County of Hawaii, about the event and the recovery efforts that are underway.
Episode 9: Dr. Monica Schoch-Spana
Medical anthropologist Dr. Monica Schoch-Spana joins host Jim Schwab, FAICP, on this episode of Resilience Roundtable to talk about the critical skills planners bring to the table with regard to COVID-19 recovery efforts, how the pandemic disproportionately affects communities of color, and more.
Episode 8: Long-Term Disaster Recovery Planning in Florida
On this episode of Resilience Roundtable, host Jim Schwab, FAICP, speaks with Julie Dennis of OVID Solutions about her experiences working all over Florida, both as an independent consultant and as director of community development for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Throughout the episode, Julie shares invaluable insights from working in a state that's on the nation's frontlines of disaster-recovery planning.
Episode 7: Ivis Garcia Zambrana, AICP, PhD
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. Professor Ivis Garcia Zambrana, AICP, PhD, sits down with Resilience Roundtable host Jim Schwab, FAICP, to discuss the aftermath of the disaster, outline plan updates that occurred postdisaster, and overall paint a portrait of a complex but thoughtful recovery process still underway.
Episode 6: After the Camp Fire, Part II
In the first of a two-part episode, Bill Siembieda, AICP, PhD, talks with Butte County, California, planning staff about the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire — one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in the state's history, with 85 casualties and more than 50,000 people evacuated from their homes. Part II of these conversations features Tim Snellings, director of development services for Butte County.
Episode 5: After the Camp Fire, Part I
In the first of a two-part episode, Bill Siembieda, AICP, PhD, talks with Butte County, California, planning staff about the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire — one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in the state's history, with 85 casualties and more than 50,000 people evacuated from their homes. Part I of these conversations features Dan Breedon, AICP, principal planner for Butte County.
Episode 4: Pete Parkinson, AICP
In the fourth episode of Resilience Roundtable, Pete Parkinson, AICP, discusses the many hazards he's dealt with throughout his career, including earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wildfires. Pete shares his personal experience of losing his California home to the 2017 Tubbs Fire.