Solano Press authors are experts in their fields, and leaders in their communities. Their involvement in real-world challenges is reflected in their books, providing both information and guidance in planning, land use and environmental issues. Here are two great examples, Bill Fulton (Guide to California Planning) and Carol L. Rice (Managing Fire in the Urban Wildland Interface):
Bill Fulton is now the Director of San Diego’s newly-revitalized Planning Department
Guide to California Planning co-author Bill Fulton was hired as San Diego’s Planning Director in June, and the City Council recently approved a major reorganization plan that re-establishes the department as a stand-alone agency, with about 120 employees. Fulton told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “We will restore long-range community planning to its rightful place as an important component for city business.”
Carol L. Rice, co-author of Managing Fire in the Urban Wildland Interface, was a speaker at the recent Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series presented by the U.S. Forest Service.
Her talk was entitled: What Planners Need to Know About Planning for Wildfire Protection.
Wildfires have become more intense and frequent as forests thicken with unburned fuels and changes in climate increase uncertainty in future conditions. How can communities in our growing wildland-urban interface prepare for this growing threat? This online session discussed what planners and communities need to know to reduce risks of wildfire.Topics included Firewise Communities, Fire Adapted Communities, research on wildfire risk and what influences homeowners to take wildfire mitigation actions.
This seminar is available by clicking here. (Session #19, Community Wildfire Protection Planning)