Resilience Roundtable Podcast Series

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In the APA Podcast series Resilience Roundtable, host Rich Roths, AICP, talks with planners and allied professionals who make resilience their mission, even in the face of devastating natural hazards.

Rich is a senior hazard planner for Burton Planning Service of Columbus, Ohio. Previously he worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he was in charge of coordinating all mitigation planning activities for the six states in Region V. Rich is also a member of APA's Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division.

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Episode 4: Pete Parkinson, AICP

In the fourth episode of Resilience Roundtable, host Rich Roths, AICP, and Pete Parkinson, AICP, discuss the many hazards Pete has 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.

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Episode 3: Lt. Emily Ussery and Jack Heide, AICP

Community planner Jack Heide, AICP CFM, and Lt. Emily Ussery, PhD, talk about the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria — two back-to-back Category 5 storms — on the US Virgin Islands in 2017.

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Episode 2: Kim Mickelson, AICP

Kim Mickelson, AICP, joins host Rich Roths, AICP, to discuss Hurricane Harvey from her perspective as a City of Houston Planning Department attorney.

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Episode 1: John Henneberger

Featured in the first episode of Resilience Roundtable is John Henneberger, an expert on low-income housing issues, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, and the codirector of Texas Housers, a nonprofit that advocates for equitable disaster recovery policy and practices.