Connecting Land Use Planning to Disaster Preparedness

Jason Franklin

Land use planning is responsible for how our built environment functions, including how it will or won’t function during a natural disaster. Unfortunately most land use decisions do not take into account disaster preparedness or address community resilience. This session will highlight how our land use system and decision making can improve community resilience and disaster preparedness. The session will include a discussion of regional transportation and land use planning opportunities as well as how local planning can improve community connectedness and serve as a process for developing neighborhood disaster plans. Speakers will discuss examples from around the Portland metropolitan area.

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