Webinar | Housing, Transportation, and the Link Between the Two
All of New Hampshire has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Join Plan NH for the last of a 3-part series looking at the pandemic’s effect on our communities and the built environment.
During each virtual roundtable, experts in planning, community and economic development, architecture, engineering, and construction have shared their insights, what they’ve learned during the crisis, and what we should think about as we acclimate to this new normal (temporary or otherwise).
We hope you will be part this last conversation of the summer series.
Session Three | What the pandemic has revealed about housing, about transportation, and about the link between the two in New Hampshire.
Join us on Thursday August 13th from 12-1:15 PM
Housing and transportation have both been underappreciated for decades, and the pandemic has revealed how important they are to thousands across the Granite State. And some are now realizing that you cannot think about one without taking into consideration the other.
In this webinar, we will hear from George Reagan of New Hampshire Housing, Scott Bogle, Transportation Planner at Rockingham Planning Commission, and Sylvia Von Aulock, Executive Director of the Southern NH Planning Commission, as they weigh in with their respective views.
We will hear about the following (among other key points)
- How livelihoods have been affected and what this means for paying rent or mortgages
- The pandemic’s effects on people without a place to live
- Why communities need to be flexible in land-use regulations related to housing
- How COVID has affected the volunteer driver programs in areas without public transportation
- The effects on public and private transportation agencies- and the people who use them
- The surges in walking and bicycling
- How broadband is critical going forward – for telecommuting and more
This webinar is for planners, for municipal staff and leaders, as well as designers and builders who shape our New Hampshire’s places.
1.25 AICP credits approved, program # 9202949
George Reagan, Community Engagement Manager, New Hampshire Housing
George Reagan is the Community Engagement Manager at New Hampshire Housing, a position he has held since 2008. In this role, George has developed working relationships with a variety of community members and regional workforce housing advocacy organizations providing education, technical assistance and support as well educating employers, civic and community leaders, public officials, business partners and the general public about the connection between an adequate and balanced supply of housing and economic growth and stability.
Scott Bogle, Senior Transportation Planner, Rockingham Planning Commission
Scott Bogle is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Rockingham Planning Commission, where he works with municipalities, transit agencies, human service transportation providers, and other partners at the local, regional and state level to expand access to community transportation, and safe accommodation for bicycling and walking. He lives in Durham, and outside of work enjoys biking or hiking with his family, traveling, rowing and woodworking.
Sylvia von Aulock, Executive Director of the Southern NH Planning Commission
Sylvia von Aulock is the Executive Director for Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC). Her career of over three decades has been focused in the public sector working for such agencies as Washington State DOT, City of Seattle’s Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and as Town Planner in Exeter, NH.
Sylvia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University in 1981 and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY in Syracuse in 1985. Sylvia’s solid education, optimistic disposition, and years of experience are the foundation from which she approaches her work with SNHPC’s fourteen communities and local and state agencies. She enjoys weaving together her years of experience and education with her skills as an artist, comedian, gardener, garage sale negotiator, and team captain to bring about positive solutions to the challenges she encounters as the Director of SNHPC.