2014 Urban Planning Conference
Resilience Planning for Historic and Vulnerable Population
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at SSU New Student Union
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Savannah Historic District - River Street
Overview of Conference
The conference title is “Resilience Planning for Historic and Vulnerable Population”. The conference will explore how resilience planning can be utilized to (1) identify potential disaster impacts on historic properties and sites and museum collections, (2) identify demographics of vulnerable populations, (3) leverage resources to protect and respond from disasters and disruptions, and (4) recover and maintain a good quality of life.
The conference will provide the community with a comprehensive description of how historic and vulnerable communities can become resilient communities who are better prepared for uncertainty, able to adapt to changing condition and bounce back from disasters and disruptions in a sustainable way and maintain a good quality of life for all. The conference will have concurrent lectures. There will be three lecture sessions: one in the morning and the remaining two in the afternoon. Each session will have four concurrent lectures in different tracts including historic building and museum collections, public sector and coastal communities, historic campus communities, and vulnerable populations.
The morning session will have lectures on identifying potential disaster impacts on historic building and collections, climate resiliency for coastal communities, the resiliency of historic buildings at Savannah State University (SSU) campus and demographics and vulnerability to disasters. The first afternoon session will have four lectures on heritage preservation, resiliency for services, integrating preparedness across campus, and building a culture of preparedness in historic and vulnerable communities. The final session will focus on restoration and repair, resilience planning at the neighborhood level, preservation and recovery of historic building of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). All sessions are free and open to the public.
Dr. Deden Rukmana, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Urban Studies and Planning Program, 912-358-3218, email@example.com
Dr. Otis Johnson, Scholar-in-Residence, 912-358-4335, firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is supported by Savannah State University and sponsored in part by Adler Family Foundation, Inc.