Planning Information Exchange Webinar: New Research on State Resilience Planning Practices
The American Planning Association and Association of State Floodplain Managers invites you to register for the Planning Information Exchange (PIE) webinar, “New Research on State Resilience Planning Practices”.
Date: May 26, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
More than 15 states—coastal and inland, and with governments from across the political spectrum—are developing innovative and comprehensive resilience strategies to reduce the impacts of floods and other climate hazards.
These strategies work across agencies and sectors to integrate statewide resilience priorities into new existing efforts through a whole of government approach. By evaluating current and future risks, engaging local governments, and establishing regional priorities, state officials are hoping to effectuate smarter decisions about where and how to invest. Despite these recent initiatives, no consistent practices or protocols currently exist. State leaders are seeking examples of effective strategies to systematically incorporate resilience.
To help inform this new era of climate adaptation, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ flood-prepared communities team supported research with the Urban Institute and the American Flood Coalition that assesses state resilience plans across the country and identifies promising practices and in depth analyses in select states. Pew will present on the recent findings of key components for flood resilience plans which can inform future approaches for practitioners, policymakers, and advocates. This research is part of Pew’s effort to build and share resources dedicated to state-level adaptation initiatives through the State Resilience Partnership. Because states are central to connecting federal resources and mandates with local needs and priorities, officials have an outsized role in implementing meaningful and equitable solutions to the challenges of climate change.
Eligible participants will receive 1 CM toward AICP and 1 CEC for CFM.
- Chad Berginnis, CFM (moderator) Executive Director, ASFPM
- Mathew Sanders, Senior Manager, Flood-Prepared Communities, The Pew Charitable Trusts