About the Division Planning is the Foundation of Resilience
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 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.
What We Do
The purpose of the Division is to advance the practices of hazard mitigation and disaster recovery planning by:
- Increasing the understanding of hazard mitigation and disaster recovery planning as key elements of public policy formulation at all levels of government;
- Promoting hazard mitigation and disaster recovery planning as a critical element of neighborhood, community, regional, state and national planning process;
- Disseminating materials and information about current hazard mitigation and disaster recovery practice and theory to members of the Division;
- Assisting the American Planning Association (APA) in influencing planning policy that affects hazard mitigation and disaster recovery;
- Facilitating connections with Divisions, Chapters, and Institutes within APA and with other professional associations contributing to planning for hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; and
- Promoting professional communication among members of the Division through a variety of member services, including but not limited to newsletters, conference sessions, workshops and other publications.