The CHRN planning team is excited to share news from network member Bob Freitag, the Director of the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research.
The Institute recently announced a new interdisciplinary Floodplain Management focus within the Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program (offered by the Department of Urban Design & Planning) at the University of Washington. This new specialization is in many ways the natural extension of the work of the Institute for Hazard Mitigation Planning and Research, created nearly 15 years ago to provide an opportunity for students to get involved in hazard studies in Washington State and to allow student-directed research in the field.
The Floodplain Management focused degree is designed to help bridge the gaps between engineers, geologists, political scientists and planners, helping integrate understanding of floodplains along with policy and implementation management. The program includes active participation from students, including discussion of real world personal and work related experiences, making the program particularly appropriate for mid-career professionals and hopefully attractive to various employers.
This 24-month master’s program features a hybrid format including both in-person (two full-time, two-week resident summer sessions) and online courses. The Floodplain Management Degree Option is set to launch with its first cohort in the summer of 2016.
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