The Gulf Coast Community Design Studio creates and participates in many professional education activities.  We draw upon three general areas of expertise: Public Interest Practice Methods; Resilience; and Watershed Improvements.  The Public Interest Practice activities are listed under PID Education under the "Our Work" section.  The resilience and watershed improvement professional education activities can be grouped into three venues.  Often our projects have a professional education component.  For example, the Rotten Bayou Watershed Implementation Plan includes several professional workshops, one of which was for lawn care companies, landscape contractors and engineers, which was held at the Diamondhead Golf Course to teach best management practices for reducing non-point source pollution through design and lawn care.  The FLASH Resilient Home Building Guide was produced to be used by design professionals.  Another venue for professional education is conferences.  Professional conference presentations on resilience or watersheds are listed below.  The third venue is continuing education training.  We have presented courses on resilient construction and are currently working in partnership with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center to develop and teach professional education courses about resilience.

“Improving Water Quality through Watershed Planning, Design and Innovative Outreach Activities,” Presentation at Bays and Bayous Conference, Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Mobile, December 2014.

 “Lessons from the Storm: Building (and Rebuilding) Strong, Sustainable, and Disaster Resilient Communities,” Plenary Speaker, National Association of Development Organizations Workshop, Little Rock, November 2014.

“Designing for Resilience in the 21st Century,” Presentation at Greenbuild International Conference, New Orleans, October 2014.

“Gulf Coast Regional Resiliency,” Presentation at Harvard Loeb Fellowship 2014 Annual Field Trip, New Orleans, October 2014.

 “Neighborhoods for Resilient Communities,” Presentation at American Planning Association National Conference, Atlanta, April 2014.

“Community Design Panel,” Presentation at The Resilient City, 2014 AIA Baltimore Lecture Series, Baltimore, April 2014.

“Retrofitting for Resiliency,” Presentation and workshop as part of Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program, Louisiana State University Coastal Sustainability Studio, Houma, Louisiana, April 2013. 

“Rebuilding After Disasters: Building Back Better,” Keynote speaker, Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO), Honolulu, March 2013.

“Flood proof construction in commercial buildings” Presentation at Bays and Bayous Conference, Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Biloxi, October 2012.

“Bayou Auguste Restoration,” Presentation at Bays and Bayous Conference, Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Biloxi, October 2012.

“Learning from Disaster: Flood-proof Construction Research,” AIA webinar, October 2011.

“Disaster Relief,” Key note panel, A Better World by Design, Providence, September 2011.

“Resilient Community Planning,” Presentation, American Planners Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 2010.

“Resilient Floor, Wall and Roof Framing,” Continuing Education Courses, Resilient Home Building Conference, Organized by the Community and Regional Resilience Institute, Biloxi, March 2010.