October Luncheon

October 16, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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The Pirates' House
20 East Broad Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Join us at our October Luncheon. Lawrence Frank will be speaking on resiliency.


Speaker bio:   Lawrence Frank is a professional urban planner who received a Master’s in Land Use and Environmental Planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1993. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager for Atkins North America where he serves as Resilience Program Manager. With 23 years’ experience in hazard mitigation and disaster recovery, he has an extensive background in assisting federal, state, tribal, university, and local officials in increasing resilience and reducing risk to natural and manmade hazards. Based in Atlanta but working all over the country including the Georgia coast, Mr. Frank is currently part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Community Resilience Panel, an Executive Board member for the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, and is a member of Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Division of the American Planning Association (APA).

Mr. Frank has been involved with several innovative planning efforts to help cities, regions and states address increased risk from extreme weather and sea level rise. In 2009, he led the development of a Floodplain Management Plan for the City of Savannah. More recent projects include leading the post-disaster recovery planning in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew, helping integrate mitigation planning into flood map development in the Midwest, the development of the 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Flood Risk and Resilience Program framework, leading the preparation of the HUD Community Reconstruction plans post-Sandy in New York, and preparing hazard mitigation plans in cities like Colorado Springs affected by wildfire and subsequent floods. In 2015, he was the lead author of the Climate-Ready Infrastructure and Strategic Sites Protocol (CRISSP) with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Also in 2015, he helped draft recommended zoning ordinance revisions for the City of Miami Beach’s resilience project.






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