This training course will actively engage participants in learning about land-use planning processes, conventional patterns of development, impacts from these development patterns, and alternative options for development in their communities. The course will provide background information, examples, and resources to support alternative (smart growth) development in coastal communities and introduce the importance of natural hazard resilience. Participants will learn stakeholder engagement techniques that they can apply in various group settings. Through group discussions and activities, participants will apply the knowledge and skills learned in this course.
The course is designed for local elected officials and related personnel (e.g., council members, commission members, etc.), developers, business leaders, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, realtors, emergency managers, community groups, members of civic organizations, coastal resource managers, and concerned citizens.
This training can be delivered in one of two formats:
- An online portion followed by a one-day in-person workshop
- A two-day instructor-led course
What You Will Learn
After completing this course, participants will be able to
- Describe the primary drivers that influence growth and development patterns
- Recognize social, environmental, and economic impacts and benefits of various development patterns
- Assess the current state of growth and development in their communities
- Employ useful tools and resources available to further alternative growth efforts
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders about coastal planning and development
This training is provided by request and will be fulfilled as resources are available. Classes can be taught at the NOAA Coastal Services Center training facility or brought to your organization. The Center reserves the right to cancel the course in the event of low enrollment. The cost is minimal for participants and host organizations. Please review the on-site host responsibilities, costs, and site requirements. To apply to host a course at your location, please fill out our host form, and a trainer will contact you.
For additional course or individual registration information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.