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Building a Resilient Community Workshop


Mo-Kan held a one-day workshop about GIS (Geographic Information Systems), land use planning, and disaster recovery.

Event: Building a Resilient Community Workshop

  •  Date: June 25, 2013
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Place: Enright Community Rooms 214 and 216,
  • Leah Spratt Hall, Missouri Western State University,
  • St. Joseph, MO 64507
  • Purpose of the Workshop:

    Natural disasters usually attack people anytime and anywhere: flooding, tornados, severe thunderstorms, drought, heat wave, hurricane, etc. The reality for emergency management is not perfect. Our former management tools are limited to EOPs (Emergency Operation Plan). Aiming at enhancing disaster relief, disaster risk reduction ability, and community sustainability, both technical and planning tools should be explored. Thus, this workshop will have experts from GIS, urban planning/design (land use planning), and disaster recovery (including business recovery) to present on:

    1. How can GIS be used in Emergency Management;
    2. How can land use planning / design affect disaster mitigation and recovery;
    3. How can GIS and land use toolkit help to build a resilient community;
    4. How can business and manufactures develop their own Business Continuity Plan (BCP).


    This workshop is eligible for the Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for AICPs and GISPs.

    We are trying to make this event to regional in scope and offer an opportunity for GIS coordinators, land use planners, emergency managers, government officials, and students, who are interested in building a resilient community to learn more about natural disasters.

    Please see the attached save-the-date card, flyer, and RSVP form.

    RSVP and Promotional Materials:

    For more information about the workshop, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (816) 233-3144.

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