Registration is $79 and includes lunch.
Local officials and staff are invited to a Texas Citizen Planner event on the connections between good planning, hazard mitigation, and environmental stewardship. The art of good planning is about injecting long-term considerations into near-term actions. Communities that integrate hazard mitigation principals and factor in long-term risks into their existing plans stand to make their communities more resilient and less prone to disasters. Hear about strategic approaches your community can embark upon to link risk management with your community's ongoing planning and vision.
This seminar has a multi-speaker agenda covering broad topical areas important for hazard mitigation and plan integration, with respect to municipal planning and regulatory authorities.
Day 1 – Full day agenda. Participants will hear first-person perspectives about how practitioners in Texas have grappled with these issues.
Day 2 – Half day agenda. Participants will collaborate over a live table-top interface and use local mapping data to plan hypothetical growth scenarios. Real time feedback allows participants to see the consequences of their planning decisions. The planning support tool, CHARM, encourages collaborative problem solving and no GIS experience is needed.
For more information about this event contact Celina Gauthier Lowry, email@example.com.