Role-Play - Implementing Nature-Based Climate Resilience Projects
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT
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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.
Julie Conroy, email@example.com