Sea Level Rise, Storms and Cape Cod Part 2

Engaging the Community in Planning
Learning from Florida and New England Examples
March 19, 2015
Engaging the community is a key component in planning for coastal hazards and requires a thoughtful strategic approach to be effective. This workshop presented a variety of strategies that have been successfully utilized in New England and Florida-based projects where towns and organizations were able to  make tremendous progress despite challenging beginnings. It demonstrated how to use a structured collaborative process to build community support and identify techniques and lessons that may be applied on Cape Cod. The workshop also presented a guidebook and other great resources that local officials and organizations can utilize going forward.
Overview of the Planning for SLR in the Matanzas Basin Project
Dr. Kathryn Frank, Associate Professor, University of Florida
Using a Structured Collaborative Process to Engage the Community in Planning
Dr. Dawn Jourdan, Director & Associate Professor Regional and City Planning, University of Oklahoma
Building Community Support – Lessons From Using a Steering Committee
Tina Gordan, Coastal Training Coordinator, Tolomato Matanzas NERR