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Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Reflecting back over the past several days of the Western Planning Conference and our theme of “Planning In The Wild West.” I have to chuckle: It is true that western states may have an atypical approach to more urbanized city planning, because the context of the environment is different (Butch Cassidy was incarcerated and held in Laramie!), but I found the shared experiences through similar planning challenges , combined with the spirit and veracity of the western planner themselves, to be the most illuminating aspect of Planning In The Wild West.

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Resilience as a Critical Planning Foundation

These days resilience can mean anything from disaster planning and hazard mitigation to infrastructure development and economic development. But it would be a shame if resilience did go down this path, as it is one of the critical foundations that has the potential to transform the way we do planning and address some of the most pressing problems that planners continue to face.

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THE WESTERN PLANNER — Vote for Steadman People’s Choice Award for Article of the Year

THE WESTERN PLANNER — Vote for Steadman People’s Choice Award for Article of the Year

Vote for “Boom – Bust – Repeat: How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities.” – By Brian E. Wilkerson
The winner will be announced at the 2015 WYOPASS/WP Conference, held August 18-21, 2015 in Laramie, Wyoming.
Download your free copy of Boom – Bust – Repeat: : How an innovative new planning methodology takes aim at breaking this cycle for Western communities!

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Beyond Disasters: Making Resilience a Sustainable Advantage for Communities

2015 Western Planner Conference Presentation by Revolution Advisors.

Presenters: Brian E. Wilkerson & Melissa Antol

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Presenters will solicit from the audience their own experiences and challenges with getting support for building resilience, as well as the consequences of communities who have faced disasters.

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