Resilience Roundtable Podcast Series

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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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Episodes

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Episode 11: Michele Steinberg

With an unprecedented season of wildfires barely in our rearview mirror, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) veteran Michele Steinberg comes on the Resilience Roundtable podcast series to talk about wildfire mitigation and prevention. Her conversation with host Jim Schwab, FAICP, revolves around the NFPA’s newest policy initiative, Outthink Wildfire.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Four images (top left: a wildfire raging through a forest; top right: waves crashing onto a waterfront road during a storm in a coastal town; bottom right: a California farmhouse surrounded by drought-ravaged land; bottom left: an aerial of a river) with the words 'Resilience Roundtable' laid on top. Bottom right photo by flickr user John Wiess (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jweiss3/).

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.

Four images (top left: a wildfire raging through a forest; top right: waves crashing onto a waterfront road during a storm in a coastal town; bottom right: a California farmhouse surrounded by drought-ravaged land; bottom left: an aerial of a river) with the words 'Resilience Roundtable' laid on top. Bottom right photo by flickr user John Wiess (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jweiss3/).

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.

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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.

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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 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.