Best Practices for Coastal Resilience Planning - Part One
Thursday, June 27, 2019
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
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Part one is a reprise of our 2018 Planning for Coastal Resiliency Workshop.Community resilience can be defined as the measure of the sustained ability of a community to understand and use available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. The impact of a changing climate is forcing coastal communities to reevaluate how they manage land use, new development and infrastructure and how they respond to the trade-offs between the public good and private property. In this general session, state experts provide the backdrop of community resilience in Michigan, focusing on how our climate has changed, and how lake levels, lake dynamics and our legal history impact how we manage and steward our shoreline. Municipalities across Michigan are actively developing, implementing and cultivating innovative codes, regulations, policies and programs that help build greater local resilience. Some municipalities are further along than others. However, most municipalities recognize that the work they do today will have significant impacts on the social, economic and environmental systems of their community far into the future. This session features some of Michigan’s foremost practitioners, their local efforts, challenges and solutions. Learn how they are successfully addressing the challenges of climate change and building greater community resilience.
Amy Jordan, email@example.com