September 20, 2012
an effort by the Louisiana Association of Planning & Development Districts to broaden partnerships and advance the lines of communication with regard to resiliency and emergency management perspectives…generally culminated in an annual event entitled “PARTNERS IN RESILIENCY”
LAPDD is currently planning a PARTNER forum for late 2013.
LAPDD conducted a “PEER EXCHANGE” on September 20, 2012 with assistance under the Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program of the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and the Volpe Center (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center), in order to advance understanding and discussion on different approaches to evacuation and resiliency planning that may be applicable to Louisiana’s disaster response and recovery practices. This allowed LAPDD to bring national speakers, possessing very specific knowledge as facilitators and subject-matter experts, to focus the forum on evacuation, considerations of special populations, and regional impact. Discussion centered on transportation planning, resource utilization for disasters, and the importance of spreading awareness of different stakeholders roles as an opportunity for future collaboration.
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June 23, 2011
“Best Resiliency Practices” (2011) was developed to illustrate reasonable and appropriate practices undertaken by regional economic development districts to support the resiliency and/or relief and recovery activities following disaster or other significant events, such as severe tropical weather and coastal catastrophes.
Support by Planning Districts is given for local government members. Planning Districts function as a convener and liaison between hard-hit communities and their leaders who have experienced direct impact from a disaster and those State and Federal or other agencies attempting to provide relief. Often, this is in the form of coordination or collaboration by District Staff with area non-profit and other relief/response agencies.
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