In late 2012, following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey and Metro New York APA Chapters reached out to APA to learn how to protect people and strengthen their communities.  APA assembled a faculty of which Lincoln Walther was one of five participants, that conducted a series of workshops focused on discussions to make communities more resilient.  Participants learned about:

  • Connecting disaster recovery to long-range community planning
  • Using an Interim Recovery Ordinance to resolve land-use issues
  • Finding funding and meeting state and local requirements
  • Adopting mitigation planning for more resilient communities

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