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To meet the Peril of Flood requirements, your redevelopment component must include development and redevelopment principles, strategies, and engineering solutions that reduce the flood risk in coastal areas which results from high-tide events, storm surge, flash floods, stormwater runoff, and the related impacts of sea-level rise.

This new Peril of Flood workshop will help improve your ability to evaluate local community social vulnerability factors, housing stock risks, and integrate these into resilience assessments.

Presenters include university faculty and local government staff that have conducted community vulnerability assessments for Peril of Flood projects. The workshop will provide information on social vulnerability information,  situation-specific assessment rationale and strategies, housing stock issues, GIS skills development, as well as examples from Hillsborough and Manatee County.

Morning Session: review of United Way ALICE data and the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) interactive mapping tool, Housing Stock risks by experts from the UF Shimber Center for Housing Studies, and the multi-phase community vulnerability assessment process used by Hillsborough County and USF Florida Center for Community Design.

Afternoon Session: Manatee County will review their newly develop housing assessment and visual tool to help inform other departments.  In the hands-on Assessment Mapping and Planning session, you will go through a step by step process to map your specific assets and define a vulnerability assessment for a specific area or population.

Who Should Attend: Staff working in housing, redevelopment, GIS and planning departments. The workshop activities will support a team approach. Attendees will be able to map your housing stock and develop planning strategies which look at the community social risks to storm surge and future sea level rise.

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • develop inventories and map housing stock and other assets to assess risk to storm surge and future sea level rise;
  • use resources to identify specific demographics and resilience risks for different communities — from urban to rural
  • develop or update your plans and strategies to address these inter-connected factors;
  • update your plans and improve your Comp Plan to pass the Department of Economic Opportunity review.

Workshop Instructors:

  • Taryn Sabia, Ed.M., M.Arch, MUCD, USF Florida Center for Community Design + Research, Director and
  • Bill O’ Dell, UF Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, Director and Associate Research Professor
  • Jerry Murphy, JD, AICP, CFM, University of Florida Resilient Communities Initiative, Research Associate
  • Jeff Ryan, Manatee County, Redevelopment Coordinator
  • CJ Reynolds, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Director of Resilience and Engagement


Professional Development: This workshop supports APA AICP Core Competencies (CMs applied for.)

Sponsors: The workshop is supported by a grant from the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, in the Florida Coastal Office of DEP with funding from NOAA’s Florida Coastal Management Program.

Questions:  contact Heather Young heather@tbprc.org or CJ Reynolds cjreynolds@tbrpc.org

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