October 8, 2019

VPC planner, Pavatharani Palanisamy, presented her work on “Flood Risk Management of Urban Areas- a Case of Chennai Metropolitan Area” at the India Water Week (IWW) Conference, held September 24th-28th 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The Conference was organized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, Department of Water Resources, and Nodal Ministries of Agriculture, Forest and Climate Change, Urban and rural development, and NITI AYOG, among others. Several national and in...

September 20, 2019

Vision Planning and Consulting, LLC, a leading US based company specializing in emergency management, disaster management, recovery planning, and capacity building, is happy to announce our expansion into India, with our Headquarters in Pune.

Answering the demand and need for disaster management services in various parts of Asia, VPC’s expansion will better serve pre- and post-disaster planning efforts in India and South Asia. The move comes on the heels of months of planning and team-building. V...

March 15, 2019

VPC President Deepa Srinivasan was an invited speaker at the three-day Global Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Governance and Disaster Management. The Symposium was developed and hosted by the Special Centre for Disaster Research (SCDR) at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India, was and the first of its kind in India.

Ms. Srinivasan presents at the session on AI in Local Governance

The purpose of the conference is to emphasize the importance and capabilities of using of Artificial Inte...

February 12, 2019

VPC’s President, Deepa Srinivasan was delighted to attend the 4th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. The who’s who in field of Disaster Management in India were guests of honor at the Inauguration, including: the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Ministers of Finance, Planning, Industry and Mining, Earthquake Rehabilitation, Cultural Affairs, Environment, and Relief and Rehabilitation, from several Indian states. Over 1,000 attendee...

August 29, 2018

The southern Indian State of Kerala has been blanketed by floods over the past few weeks and has experienced their heaviest rainfall in almost 100 years 1. While India receives monsoon rains every summer, rainfall totals in Kerala this year, have been almost 37 percent higher than last year 2.

“Having colleagues here in Maryland who have been affected by major flood events, and having worked on Hurricane Katrina, and now with friends back in India facing many of the same challenges, this hits hom...

August 17, 2018

VPC is thrilled to announce that our President, Deepa Srinivasan, graduated from the 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program earlier this week. The 16-week program is designed to provide small business owners the information, tools, and skills necessary to take their businesses to the next level.

Between classroom instruction, clinics, mentoring services, and a practical planning project, 10KSB scholars are equipped with the skillsets and confidence to better position their businesses in a compe...

July 24, 2018

VPC is proud to be working with FEMA Region III on a webinar for hazard mitigation planners and other partners interested in reducing risk in their communities. Our presentation, titled "Integrating Your Long Range Vision with your Hazard Mitigation Plan", will take place tomorrow, July 25, at 11am EDT.

"What’s the best way to ensure that plans are consistent with one another and that the principles embodied in the Hazard Mitigation Plan are supported and advanced by the other plans? Learn how y...

July 17, 2018

Vision Planning and Consulting (VPC) was selected to be a U.S. Department of Commerce delegate to participate in the World Cities Summit, Singapore Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit in Singapore July 8-12, 2018. The objective was to promote U.S. companies in exporting products and services. The Summit explored how cities can be more livable and resilient through better governance and planning, technology and social innovations, as well as collaborations with various stakeholders with other citie...

June 19, 2018

VPC is pleased to present a webinar on Disaster Planning for Historic Properties on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:00pm. The webinar is hosted by the Maryland Department of Planning’s partnership with Smart Growth Online and is funded by the U.S. EPA Office of Sustainable Communities.

Photo courtesy of Disaster Planning for Historic Properties-Phase I, PHMC

How do we protect historic properties that cannot be moved or modified, when the next disaster strikes?  This is a critical question faced by m...

April 10, 2018

VPC is delighted to be selected by Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and the Goldman Sachs 10,0000 Small Business (10ksb) team to participate in the 10,000 Small Businesses Baltimore program. “I understand that the selection process was very competitive and that VPC was selected from many outstanding applications and from a strong pool of candidates from the Maryland area, so I’m excited to be a Goldman Scholar. I built the business, now I want to take it to the next level and I...

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