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NOAA Certificate: Coastal Community Planning and Development

NOAA Office for Coastal Management training session


East Honolulu Coastal Community Planning and Development Course

October 18-19, 2012; NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, hosted by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program in partnership with Malama Maunalua.

12 Certification Maintenance credits approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Matthew Gonser, Extension Faculty with UH Sea Grant:

This introductory course will enable participants to understand, plan, and guide efforts to implement alternative growth and development approaches in their communities and introduces the importance of building resilience to natural hazards. Through background information, presentations, group discussions, and national and local examples, strategies, and resources, this course will actively engage participants in learning about alternatives to conventional patterns of development.

  • Describe the primary drivers that influence growth and development patterns
  • Recognize social, environmental, and economic impacts and benefits of various development patterns
  • Explain the principles of integrated and comprehensive growth strategies

 

Attended 2-day Coastal Community Planning and Development course provided by NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, and hosted by the University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program in partnership with Malama Maunalua. Topics: • Drivers, consequences and impacts of conventional development • Local development trends • Benefits of alternative development – smart growth concepts for coastal communities in HI • Tools and resources to aid planning and implementation efforts • EPA Smart growth award winner case studies • Conducting a stakeholder analysis • Creating a collective vision for how and where coastal communities grow