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By Laurie A. Johnson PhD, FAICP, November 5, 2022. George Mader, FAICP, passed away on July 28, 2022 — his 93rd birthday. In his remarkable six-decades-long career, George was widely recognized for his extensive work in integrating geologic hazards information with land-use planning. He pioneered the development of slope-density zoning and the transfer of development credits, both of which have been used widely in geologically hazardous and environmentally sensitive communities across California and beyond.

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Serena Alexander, Ph.D. was recently appointed Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Department of Transportation Climate Change Center and the Office of the Under Secretary. She is an associate professor at the department of urban and regional planning at San José State University and a research associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute. Alexander’s research broadly focuses
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