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Responding to Climate Change

Responding to Climate Change

February 4, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9228307

Guest Host: ENRE Division

The Responding to Climate Change webinar will include three presentations on the topics of green infrastructure, hazard mitigation planning, and wildfire hazard mitigation strategies.

David Rouse will begin the webinar with a presentation that defines green infrastructure and resilience and how these two concepts are interrelated. It will then describe a planning framework for using green infrastructure to build community resilience to climate change. This framework is organized around the five strategic points of intervention developed by the American Planning Association. Darrin Punchard will then present on the topic of advancing climate resilience through hazard mitigation planning. While many communities have long sought to reduce their risk to natural hazards, Darrin will discuss and share examples of how the emerging field of climate change adaptation is effectively being integrated into conventional practices for hazard mitigation planning. He will also highlight the critical role planners must play in responding to climate change and building long-term resilience to foreseeable hazard events. Molly Mowery will the present on how climate change is playing a significant role in reshaping wildfire seasons and severity, as recently witnessed by the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder County, Colorado that occurred in late December 2021. Although planners cannot directly influence wildfires, we can influence how they may impact our built and natural environments. This discussion will highlight changing conditions, pre and post-fire planning activities, and design considerations for better preparing our communities.

CM | 1.5

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Climate Science & Planning - The Basics

Climate Science & Planning - The Basics

February 18, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9228308

Guest Host: Sustainable Communities Division

Special Series: APA Sustainability & Resilience Webinar Series

What do planners need to know about climate science? From rising seas to evolving weather patterns that include more frequent storms, heat and fire events, there is much to understand about the intersection of climate and planning. This webinar will provide a concise overview of changing climate conditions and their impact on current planning practice. Matt Bucchin, AICP and LEED Green Associate, Director of Planning with Halff Associates, and Rachel Riley, Director of the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program at the University of Oklahoma, will instruct participants on key concepts in the science of climate, the measurable impacts of climate on communities today, the best forecasts for how climate will affect the form and livability of communities in the future, as well as the effective tools that planners can employ to better prepare communities.

Following the conclusion of the live session, the recording will continue to be available for on-demand credit through 2022 and will fulfill the new targeted Sustainability and Resilience credit requirement. To learn more about the new CM requirements, click here.

CM | 1.5
 SR  | 1.0

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Climate Science & Planning – Intermediate Roundtable

Climate Science & Planning – Intermediate Roundtable

February 25, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9228309

Guest Host: Sustainable Communities Division

Special Series: APA Sustainability & Resilience Webinar Series

What are planners doing around the country to incorporate climate considerations into their practice of planning? This course will take a deep dive into the intersection of climate science and planning, with emphasis on applying effective planning tools and techniques to the challenge of changing climate conditions. Caroline Cunningham AICP CFM, Principal with Stantec, and Katrina Kelly-Pitou PhD, Systems Design Strategist with SmithGroup, will instruct participants on the best practices in this field around the country while touching on key concepts in the science of climate, measurable impacts of climate on communities today, and best forecasts for how climate will affect the form and livability of communities in the future.

Following the conclusion of the live session, the recording will continue to be available for on-demand credit through 2022 and will fulfill the new targeted Sustainability and Resilience credit requirement. To learn more about the new CM requirements, click here.

CM | 1.5
 SR  | 1.0

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

March 4, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #TBD

Guest Host: Women and Planning Division

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Coming Soon! Public Health Series

Coming Soon! Public Health Series

March 11, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #TBD

Guest Host: Sustainable Communities

More information and registration coming soon.

Coming Soon! Public Health Series

Coming Soon! Public Health Series

March 18, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #TBD

Guest Host: Sustainable Communities

More information and registration coming soon.

Digital Planning in a Digital World

Digital Planning in a Digital World

March 25, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #TBD

Guest Host: Technology Division

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the existing movement to digital systems in the planning process. While often a mercurial aspect of planning management, this topic has real world impacts on how the public engages with planners, the soft costs of permitting and design, and the pace at which planning systems can respond to changing conditions. This webcast features planning stories where cities have worked to make their backend (permitting, plan review) and frontend (comprehensive plans, maps) more accessible, engaging, and transparent through digitalization. The City of Gainesville will present its ePlanReview process, the story of how it was created, lessons learned, and planned improvements. Finally, the presentation ends with the City of Burlingame's presentation of its completely online and digital General Plan, featured as a top website on planning news sites for 2021.

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2022 Webcast Archive

The Struggle for Equality: Overcoming a Segregated Past

The Struggle for Equality: Overcoming a Segregated Past

January 21, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

CM #9228216

Guest Host: APA Illinois

In his famous, I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice." However, nearly sixty years after King's vital words, American cities remain segregated by race and income largely due to long-standing discriminatory land-use, housing, and transportation policy. In the wake of a nationwide reckoning around race, political leaders and urban planners are starting to recognize the negative impact of maintaining such policies has on the social and economic well-being of cities. Planners are now thinking critically about how best to use urban planning as a tool to advance social equity.

Using the Metropolitan Planning Council's (MPC) Cost of Segregation as a basis, this session aims to unpack Chicago's unique history of racial segregation and discuss ways to implement change that ensures a more equitable future for all Chicagoans. In celebration of MLK's legacy, join our dynamic panel in this important discussion. The panel includes WBEZ Senior Editor Alden Loury, Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara, and Shermann Thomas, AKA "Dilla the Urban Historian," with moderation from ESRI's Yolanda Richards.

CM | 1.5
 Eq  | 1.0

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