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Thursday Schedule Detail

Session Name: Mitigation~~Integrating Community Plans to Reduce Losses: A Tool
Session Description:

Prior to the destruction from Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey city’s hazard mitigation plan called for acquisitions and buy-outs in high-hazard areas, while the comprehensive plan set goals to increase investments in the same location. These plans were not only incompatible, but increased hazard vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, this is commonplace in planning practice as the “network” of local plans — the inventory of comprehensive plans, hazard mitigation plans, small area plans, or other functional plans which govern local land use — often lack the integration required to effectively reduce vulnerability to hazards.  This session focuses on the newly developed user-friendly tool, the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard. The scorecard provides local planning practitioners the opportunity to identify when and where their community plans are in conflict, as well as how well they target areas of the community that are most vulnerable. Armed with this new knowledge, planners can inform the public and decision-makers regarding opportunities to strengthen local hazard mitigation planning and reduce aggregate risk for the community by improving the integration, consistency, and responsiveness of their networks of plans.

Day of Week: Thursday
Time Start: 8:30AM