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Bay Area Planning Directors Association

Fall 2018 Meeting • Outsmarting Disaster

The Planning Professional's Role in Disaster Recovery

November 2, 2018 • 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street, Oakland

Agenda  (Download Agenda)

8:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Over the next 30 years, the Bay Area is likely to experience a major earthquake along the Hayward Fault. All residents should make some level of preparation regarding their immediate safety, and have 3-days worth of water, food and other necessary provisions. As residents in our region and land use professionals, what is the anticipated role of land use planners in recovery efforts? Borrowing from the HayWired Scenario work of USGS, the Fall 2018 Bay Area Planning Directors Association (BAPDA) General Membership meeting, Outsmarting Disaster, is intended to provide guidance and perspective around the professional role of planners and city/county agencies surrounding disaster recovery.

BAPDA Chair: Al Savay, AICP • Community Development Director, City of San Carlos

9:15 am

Panel 1: Local Planners in Recovery Mode

The San Bruno pipeline explosion of 2010 and North Bay Fires of 2017 have provided local and recent perspectives about how planning department staff respond and coordinate in the aftermath of a major disaster. This panel will feature planning professionals with pre-disaster planning- and boots-on-the-ground experience working in the aftermath of disaster events.


Dana Brechwald • Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Program Manager, BCDC


Aaron Aknin, AICP • Community Development Director, City of Redwood City

David Guhin • Planning and Economic Development Director, City of Santa Rosa

Laurie Johnson, FAICP • Principal and Founder, Laurie Johnson Consulting

Pete Parkinson, FAICP • Planning Consultant

10:30 am


10:45 am

Panel 2: Preparedness and Long-term Recovery Planning

This panel will feature speakers from the policy, NGO and economic aspects of disaster recovery. Speakers will address what can be done in the pre-planning phase, including policy objectives and other preparedness measures. Planning staff can lay the groundwork needed for recovery efforts now, by initiating coordination with local and county emergency operation centers, and by developing the long-term relationships needed at the regional, state and federal levels.


Cynthia Kroll • Chief Economist, ABAG/MTC


Christina Curry • Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention, California Office of Emergency Services

Henry Gardner • Management Consultant

Malinda Matson • Economic Development Representative, US Economic Development Administration

12:10 pm

Announcements: GreenTRIP Connect

Ann Cheng • GreenTRIP Program Director, TransForm

12:30 pm


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