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Joe DeAngelis and Jaimie Masterson: “Using Local Planning Tools to Build Community Resilience”

Feb. 3, 2021

Joseph DeAngelis, AICP, is a planner and Senior Research Associate with the American Planning Association in Chicago. His primary area of research is in the realm of climate adaptation and community resilience. He is currently participating in a project supported by the Coastal Resilience Center with researchers Phil Berke from UNC-CH and Jaimie Masterson at Texas A&M titled “Application of the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS™) at the National Scale in Partnership with the American Planning Association.”

Jaimie Hicks Masterson is program coordinator Texas Target Communities (TTC) at Texas A&M University. TTC collaboratively works with communities to mitigate threats to the economy, environment and culture. With TTC, Masterson develops community training curriculum on community resilience, vulnerability and asset mapping, city planning, and hazard reduction and mitigation. Masterson also helps communities access the tools necessary to make the most of local time, talent, and treasure, as well as, connects faculty and student expertise to community needs in order to provide high-impact service learning while supplementing gaps in low community capacity.

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