Role-Play - Implementing Nature-Based Climate Resilience Projects

APA Connecticut Chapter

#9157575

Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT

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Overview

Developers, engineers, and architects want to include climate resiliency into their development projects for marketing, public health, and environmental reasons. However, it’s not easy being green. What makes it so challenging to include climate-resilient design (e.g. "living shorelines") into their projects? What are the regulatory issues and prevailing perspectives across New England that make it so tricky?

Session attendees will engage with policy and permitting specialists currently working with
developers and their teams on high-profile projects in the Greater Metropolitan Boston area to
reflect upon current difficulties and discuss ways of overcoming them. Several piloted ideas will be
presented such as leveraging public and private interests, finding permitting openings, and
working cooperatively with resource agencies. Participants will learn about the recent efforts to
change federal, state, and local regulation to make being green and resilient common practice.
Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience
that will guide them through an important exercise to design and permit a project that includes
nature-based resilient innovations.

 

 

Speakers

Julie Conroy

Invited Speaker

Julie has over eighteen years of experience as an environmental analyst and planner. As a Senior Environmental Planner at Fort Point Associates, she provides expert planning and permitting services to numerous private and public clients. She serves as the company’s lead climate specialist and manages large-scale development and planning ... Read More

Mia Mansfield

Invited Speaker

Mia manages the Climate Ready Boston initiative for the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space. In this role, she leads the City's climate adaptation efforts, including implementation of the Climate Ready Boston plan, the City's participation in the Metro Boston Preparedness Taskforce, and collaboration ... Read More

Deanna Moran

Invited Speaker

Deanna serves as the Director of Environmental Planning at the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). In this position, she oversees CLF’s climate resiliency activities for Southern New England and leads CLF’s climate preparedness and public access initiative for Boston Harbor. Ms. Moran received a B.A. in environmental design ... Read More

Jill Horwood

Invited Speaker

Jill Valdés Horwood, JD, LLM Jill serves as the Director of Policy for Boston Harbor Now, working closely with City and State permitting agencies and waterfront stakeholders. Prior to Boston Harbor Now she represented low-income clients during court ordered foreclosure mediation cases in Chicago, IL. She holds a B.A ... Read More

Deanna Moran

Invited Speaker

Deanna serves as the Director of Environmental Planning at the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). In this position, she oversees CLF’s climate resiliency activities for Southern New England and leads CLF’s climate preparedness and public access initiative for Boston Harbor. Ms. Moran received a B.A. in environmental design ... Read More

Contact Info

Julie Conroy, jconroy@fpa-inc.com