It’s official: Climate change and natural hazards are hot topics for planners — at least judging by session attendance at APA’s National Planning Conference. Together, sessions on these topics drew nearly 3,000 attendees at this year’s conference in Seattle. To be precise, the 17 climate-related sessions drew 2,231 participants, while six sessions specifically related to disaster topics drew another 730. Those 2,961 attendees compare with just 73 in two modestly attended sessions in 1995 in Toronto.
Source: A Rising Tide of Engagement