Upcoming Webinar: Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plans

The Planning Information Exchange (PIE) is scheduled to present the webinar on combining climate adaptation and hazard mitigation plans on Thursday, July 7, 2016, from 1–2 p.m. ET. Attendees can expect to learn about efforts around merging its climate adaptation plan with the update of hazard mitigation plans, and issues and challenges with the plan approach. Like many others in the coming series, the webinar is free, and provides one continuing maintenance credit for the American Institute of Certified Planners and one continuing education credit for Certified Floodplain Managers.

Moderated by James Schwab, Manager of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Hazards Planning Center, the webinar will include discussions from Kristin Baja, a Climate and Resilience Planner from the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, and Sherrie Collins, the Emergency Manager of Monterey County, California. Discussion points include: the basic premise of Baltimore’s effort to merge its climate adaptation plan with its hazard mitigation plan, issues Baltimore has experienced, the nature and scope of the Monterey County plan, challenges in Monterey County’s multijurisdictional approach, and much more.

This will be the seventh webinar in the PIE series, presented by the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), and funded through a cooperative agreement with FEMA through the Risk MAP Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program. PIE is a free eight-part quarterly webinar series focusing on tools, best practices, and strategies on the role of hazard mitigation planning and its connections with recovery planning and preparedness.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.planning.org/nationalcenters/hazards/planninginformationexchange/.