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Planning Visions, Post-Katrina: After the Hurricane's Devastation, Hard-Hit Areas Face Tough Questions

Planners envisioning ways to rebuild in areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina agree it is critical to plan carefully at the local level, with early involvement of all stakeholders. Yet sources also stress the importance of gathering input from outsiders with a particular expertise, such as disaster mitigation or recovery.

Listen to planning experts discuss important issues on how to rebuild safer, better communities.

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Sherry Plaster Carter
Partner and Urban Planning Specialist
Carter & Carter Associates

Located outside of the Atlanta area in Murphy, North Carolina. Carter & Carter specializes in CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
Jim Schwab
Senior Research Associate
American Planning Association

Jim is also co-editor of Zoning Practice, a monthly publication the association produces.
Heather Smith
Planning Director
Congress for the New Urbanism

As an urban planner, Heather is responsible for supporting the 2,600-member CNU task forces.
Ken Topping
Topping Associates International

Located in Cambria, Calif., Ken teaches part-time in the City and Regional Planning Department of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is former planning director for the City of Los Angeles and the County of San Bernardino.
Monte Wilson
Vice President

Monte plays a critical role in defining the future of the Atlanta-based HOK Planning Group and he leads the group's Southeast practice.



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