Reducing Community Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience Through Ecological Design

Reducing Community Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience Through Ecological Design (INT)
Steve Whitman, Resilience Planning and Design, LLC

Are you looking for innovative ways to build resilience in your community or region? Are you planning for future food, energy, economic and ecological needs within your community or region? Join Steve Whitman, AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners), for an informative and interactive session on building resilient communities using permaculture as an ecological design framework. This session will also explore the roles our land use plans and regulations play, and the need for new regulatory models to promote community resilience.

Steve Whitman, Resilience Planning and Design, LLC
Steven Whitman is a professional planner and educator based in New Hampshire and his work is focused largely on community planning and sustainability issues. Currently Steve is also working to complete an education doctorate at Plymouth State University with a focus on learning, leadership and community. Steve is a certified permaculture teacher and is also an adjunct faculty member at Plymouth State University and Colby Sawyer College. Steve frequently teaches courses in the U.S. and internationally in environmental planning, community planning, permaculture, natural building and sustainability. Steve lives in Plymouth, NH and participates in a wide range of grassroots efforts that promote community resilience.