NOAA Coastal Community Planning and Development (Training)

Offered by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management on the Digital Coast website, this training program coversĀ planning processes, current coastal development patterns and trends, natural hazard resiliency, and alternatives to conventional patterns of growth and development. The 2-day course is designed for local elected officials, developers, land use planners, business leaders, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, realtors, emergency managers, community groups, members of civic organizations, coastal resource managers, and concerned citizens.

The training has two components: anĀ online portion and a one day in-person workshop. For the online portion, participants learn about the history and drivers of coastal development and smart-growth concepts. The online course also outlines the decision-making process and tools for community planning. The in-person workshop builds off the online component and provides information on tools that can be used to implement alternative growth approaches locally.

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