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Planning Webcast Series

 

 

Upcoming Webcasts – all are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits:

  • March 30 – Transportation Planning Division, topic TBD

 

  • April 6

Technology Division

Planning for Broadband

Speaker: Erik Frederick

Broadband is an essential infrastructure for residents, businesses, institutions, and communities to participate in a global digital economy. Broadband isn’t a new topic of discussion, and while much of the densely populated areas of the country enjoy quality wired and wireless connectivity, the United States still lags behind much of the developed world in broadband penetration, speed, and adoption in rural areas. While those without access to broadband infrastructure are unable to enjoy its many benefits, current research suggests the United States also has a broadband adoption and use problem.  To benefit from broadband and related technologies, a community must take a comprehensive planning approach and address access, adoption, and use simultaneously. Communities across the country are taking part in local broadband and technology planning efforts, and technology planning closely follows the format of traditional planning. Stakeholders are gathering to assess the local technology landscape, gathering input from the public, identifying gaps, creating action plans, and implementing projects to increase technology access, adoption, and use with great success. This session will make the case for local broadband planning and provide a model for engaging local stakeholders, and deliver information and examples for how to begin broadband and technology planning in your community.

 

  • April 13

Virginia Chapter

Hurricane Matthew - Finding the Silver Lining through Mitigation and Disaster Recovery

Speakers: Mari Radford, Charlie Baker, Michelle Diamond, Kevin Snyder, and Robbie Coates

Disasters in the United States result in billions of dollars in damage and disrupt millions of lives each year. While different areas are susceptible to different types of disasters, all communities can take steps to be more resilient and prepared to begin a comprehensive, whole-community recovery effort immediately after a disaster strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works to ensure that communities have the tools needed to make informed decisions to reduce risks and vulnerabilities and to effectively respond and recover. While the Hampton Roads area did not receive a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew, a month of rain prior to the tropical storm’s landfall led to devastating damage across the region from tidal, riverine, and stormwater flooding. With an unusually high number of flooded structures well outside of the mapped floodplain, Hurricane Matthew provides a fascinating case study of the diversity of communities impacted, the varying capacity of local officials, and the complexities of navigating federal programs after a disaster. This training highlights the case study of Hurricane Matthew and its impacts on the Hampton Roads area and the Commonwealth at large. It is designed to provide planners with a better understanding of how to address flood risk through a variety of tools and resources, and how to engage stakeholders and utilize best practices to address both pre-and post-disaster recovery challenges.

 

Click on the title links to register.  You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcast

 

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider. 

 

Distance Education – These two recorded webcasts from 2017 have been selected for AICP CM DE credit for viewing anytime during the 2018 calendar year.