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Planning for the needs of at-risk communities

Planning for the Needs of At-Risk Communities

Planning and Process Track

This session addressed how to make our plans work for our most vulnerable people. As events such as Hurricane Sandy and Katrina have shown, these events hit front line communities harshly with loss of homes, resources and inadequate access to health care during extreme events.

This session covered:
Best practices for assessing and incorporating the needs of vulnerable populations before, during, and after events associated with the projected effects of climate change.
How to incorporate the public needs of the most vulnerable populations into traditional municipal and regional planning processes.

Participants left with an increased appreciation of the importance of prioritizing the needs of seniors, people living in poverty, people of color, First Nations people and children. They will also learn more comprehensive planning practices that ensure these vulnerable populations do not bear the brunt of the impacts from extreme climate events.

Katherine Johnson – District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment
Mark Barnes, PhD., Assistant Professor – History and Geography Department, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

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