Coastal Community Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Training
Coastal and waterfront areas face tremendous development pressure and communities grapple with guiding development and redevelopment in ways that maximizes benefits and limits potential negative consequences. How and where growth and re-development occurs in coastal communities has huge environmental, economic and social consequences. This training will actively engage participants in learning about planning processes, conventional patterns of development, impacts from these development patterns and alternative (smart growth) options for development in their community. It will provide background information, examples, and resources to support smart growth development in coastal communities and introduces the importance of natural hazard resilience. The training teaches stakeholder engagement techniques that can be applied in various group settings. Through group discussions and activities, participants will apply the knowledge and skills learned in this workshop.
This training has two components. The first component is online followed by a one day in-person workshop. The online portion of the training should take participants 1 hour to complete and an easy step-by-step guide is provided. NOAA trainers and Charles Grisafi of DEP will be available to answer any questions participants may have as they complete the online portion. Participants will have two weeks to complete the online component. The one day in-person workshop builds off the online component, highlights a local speaker, provides group exercises, and information on tools that can be used in your community to implement alternative growth approaches. The local speakers will be a national land planner and a presentation on Blue Carbon.
Who should attend?
The course is designed for local governments, local elected officials and related personnel, developers, land use planners, business leaders, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, realtors, emergency managers, community groups, members of civic organizations, coastal resource managers, and concerned citizens.
Lunch available for purchase from local food trucks.