• Keynote Speaker James C. Schwab

    Wednesday, September 9

    Opening Plenary Session-Keynote Address 

    Jim Schwab, is a recognized urban planner, author and speaker, specializing in natural hazards and disaster recovery. 

    Working with the American Planning Association (APA) in Chicago, Jim manages the Planning Research Center co-edits Zonig Practice and contributes to the Recovery News blog. He recently updated the 1998 PAS Report, Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction: Next Generation.  He represents APA in the NOAA Digital Coast Partnership, is a frequent speaker on hazards issues, and often represents APA in federal agency program development with regard to hazards.

    Jim has worked overseas in the Dominican Republic following Hurricane Georges, in Sri Lanka following the Indian Ocean tsunami, and in New Zealand on a three-week Visiting Fellowship in 2008 with the Centre for Advanced Engineering in New Zealand. He is also adjunct professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa.


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