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Event Speaker

Jim Schwab

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Title & Affiliation
Senior Research Associate American Planning Association

Mr. Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. He served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment (1998), produced under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More recently, he co-authored Planning for Wildfires (2005), and is a project editor for the newest PAS Report, Landslide Hazards and Planning. He served as the project manager for a FEMA-supported project in which APA hasdeveloped training for planners on the provisions of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Mr. Schwab co-authored Regional Approaches to Affordable Housing, a PAS Report being prepared with sponsorship from HUD and the Fannie Mae Foundation. He is also the author of two books: Raising Less Corn and More Hell: Midwestern Farmers Speak Out (1988) and Deeper Shades of Green: The Rise of Blue-Collar and Minority Environmentalism in America (1994). He previously served as executive director of the Iowa Public Interest Research Group (1979-1981) and earned a B.A. in Political Science at Cleveland State University (1973). As a graduate student at the University of Iowa, Mr. Schwab earned one M.A. in Journalism and another in Urban and Regional Planning.