APAFL Workshop, Febr. 22, 2019: ‘Recovery and Resilience, Facing Disasters of the Future’, Lecture by Jim Schwab, FAICP

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 3:30-5:30 pm | West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, 300 Clematis Street, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Natural disasters are getting bigger, costs are skyrocketing, and many of our communities are not adequately prepared. On the other hand, it’s time to realize dividends from wise investments in hazard mitigation–from making significant policy changes to steer development into better designs and locations–and from rethinking the way we organize disaster recovery through planning. Learn about the studies and best practices that have paved the way to a smarter future if only political and civic leaders in vulnerable communities will seize the moment and assert new leadership to take advantage of what we already know.

Jim Schwab, FAICP, has served as assistant editor of Planning, as senior research associate of the APA Research Department, and manager of the APA Hazards Planning Center. He is the principal of Jim Schwab Consulting LLC, as well as an author, speaker, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. The Association of State Floodplain Managers awarded him its highest honor, the Goddard-White Award.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit cues.fau.edu/events/ and contact: FAU’s Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions (CUES) director Dr. John Renne at jrenne@fau.edu or Outreach Coordinator Serena Hoermann at shoermann@fau.edu.