Sam Phlegar, PE, (South Carolina) will present in-person at the American Planning Association (APA) 2023 National Planning Conference (NCP23) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference takes place April 1 through April 4, 2023, and it will then be streamed online on April 26 through April 28.

Sam will co-present “Archipelago Planning for a Resilient Turks and Caicos” on April 2 at 3:00 p.m. EST. He is presenting with Katherine Poppel, an urban designer with prime consultant EDSA and Dainer Lightbourne, director of planning with Turks and Caicos Islands, the client.

Sam serves as a senior principal engineer with Geosyntec and president of ATM, a Geosyntec Company. He has more than 38 years of experience in coastal engineering, marina planning and design, environmental planning, and resort development. Sam helps clients develop and manage coastal and waterfront facilities using his experience in engineering design, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, local, state, and federal regulatory permitting, and successful waterfront construction programs. He developed a due diligence program for marina facility acquisition and marina feasibility programs that has helped clients build marinas worldwide.

The NCP23 program focuses on areas most likely to be agents of change in the planning profession. Those areas are climate emergency; digitalization; diversification of transportation; future of work, upskilling, and reskilling; health equity and nature; housing affordability, availability, and accessibility; implementation of federal programs and grants; political shifts and polarization; and population diversity and inclusive design.

The APA is composed of the American Institute of Planners and the American Society of Planning Officials and exists to elevate and unite the planning profession as it helps communities, their leaders, and residents anticipate and navigate change.

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