"PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to PrepTalk video presentations and question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions. When used together with the videos, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness. Dr. Berke's PrepTalk explains how effective land use planning can reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen community resilience. He highlights how mitigation planning is often disconnected from other urban planning initiatives that influence development in hazard areas. And he showcases best practice examples of integrated planning and offers his recommendations and policy implications."
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