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Delaware’s municipalities are increasingly being asked to focus
much of their attention on the state’s expected new growth and development.
Municipalities must make difficult decisions that can have long-lasting impacts on the community’s character, economy, and quality.
The Delaware Planning Education Program is a voluntary certificate
program comprising an organized series of educational courses designed
to meet the responsibilities of municipalities as partners in planning
Delaware’s future. The program is offered in partnership with the Office of State Planning
Coordination and the Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association.
The program format includes regularly scheduled training with a group of core courses offered every year and a menu of “electives” offered periodically. Some training topics include:
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The Creating a Flood Ready Community course, developed in partnership with the Delaware Coastal Management Program, Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program, Delaware Sea Grant and DNREC’s Flood Mitigation Program, reviewed the multiple sources of flood risks to Delaware’s communities and presented ways they can be addressed and mitigated through practical community planning, codes, and ordinances. Presentations and materials from the course are available on the DNREC website.For more information, contact Martin Wollaston (302-831-4930) or Julia O'Hanlon (302-831-6224).