Presentations from  APA Florida Conference Sessions Related to Climate Change

4-County Climate Change Planning (2011). 

Adapting to Climate Change: Now the Critical Issue for Florida Communities (2011)

Green Elements and Sustainable Codes that Save $$s (2011)

Innovations in Sustainability: Law + Data + Planning = Success (2012)


APA Florida Webinar: Tools to Access Impacts from Coastal Flooding & Sea Level Rise (2017).  On Jan 4, 2017, Heidi Stiller and Crystal Goodison recapped three tools planners can use to assess impacts from coastal flooding and sea level rise.

Climate Change Workshop (2014). A four-part webinar series conducted by APA Heart of Florida Section. (YouTube links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation PlansA planner and an emergency manager discuss how and why Baltimore and Monterey County, California decided to merge their climate adaptation and hazard mitigation plans together.

Rising Seas: Big Planning Challenge and Big Opportunity. John Englander’s closing keynote address at the 2016 APA National Planning Conference discusses how communities can not only survive rising seas, but thrive with the right planning.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Options for Local Governments. This presentation by Robert E. Deyle of Florida State University discusses the effects of sea level rise in Florida and presents adaptation approaches for local governments to consider.

Federal Highway Administration  - Transportation, Climate Change & Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Webinar Series (May-June, 2013)

Session 1: Getting Started-Determining assets to study and climate information (May 16, 2013)

Speakers provided an overview of the key steps involved in conducting a vulnerability assessment as well as examples of studies that included steps for selecting critical assets and developing climate and extreme weather event information. The presenters were: Becky Lupes, FHWA; Mike Flood, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting; and Rob Kafalenos, FHWA.

Session 2: System-Level Vulnerability Assessments (May 30, 2013)

This session focused on the use of information on transportation assets and climate projections to identify vulnerabilities. Representatives from three of the five 2010-11 vulnerability assessment pilot projects discussed their system-level vulnerability and risk assessment projects and the different ways they applied the vulnerability assessment framework. The presenters included: Rob Kafalenos of FHWA; Carol Lee Roalkvam of Washington State Department of Transportation; Sara Polgar of San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Stefanie Hom of Metropolitan Transportation Commission; and Jeffrey Perlman of New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Session 3: Applying the results (June 12, 2013)

The third webinar in the series will focus on incorporating the results of vulnerability assessment into agency decision making processes and developing adaptation options. Presenters included: Rob Hyman, FHWA; Cris Liban, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Maureen Kelly, Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization; and Karl Peet - Chicago Transit Authority.

Session 4: Hurricane Sandy - Lessons Learned (June 20, 2013)

The impacts of Hurricane Sandy underscore the need for proactive planning for extreme weather events. This session focused on extreme weather preparations, emergency response, recovery, and planning for long term resilience. Presenters included: Tina Hodges, FHWA, Antonio Cabrera, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit, Richard M. Shaw, New Jersey Department of Transportation