Join Today Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division
Welcome to the website of the American Planning Association's Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division.
The Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division represents planners who work to reduce disaster risk and support communities as they recovery from disaster events, no matter the size. We foster professional development, skill-building, communications about how to plan before, during, and after disasters.
The number and type of disasters occurring every year continues to grow, and the threat of future disruption from a changing climate cannot be ignored. Planners are an essential part of making communities safer from natural and man-made hazards. Whether it's thoughtfully using land use codes and ordinances to guide development away from risky areas or thinking through solutions to build back better after a disaster, planners take systematic approaches to tackling these big problems.
The Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division's members represent the public, private, and academic sectors. Our members come from 26 countries, including all 50 states and two US territories.