APA Connecticut Chapter


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
11 a.m. - noon CDT

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Connecticut’s coastal and inland communities are experiencing climate change impacts on infrastructure, real estate values, human health, and the environment. As communities across the state begin planning for these anticipated changes, economic developers and land use planners must have a better understanding of ways to address them and guide developers to responsible and sustainable construction projects. This webinar will explore the effects of climate change on sea level rise projections for Connecticut as well as the impact of increased flooding on critical infrastructure, transportation, and housing. Our speakers will also describe resilient design strategies for new development and provide examples from their work on the ground in communities throughout the northeast. Attend this webinar to learn: - The anticipated impact of climate change on infrastructure, transportation, and housing. - Best practices in designing new development for climate resiliency. - Real life examples of communities throughout the northeast that are successfully implementing resilient development projects. Webinar Presenters: - Yaprak Onat, Assistant Director of Research, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation - Alexander Felson, Director of Resilience Design, Deputy Executive Director, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation - Robert Freudenberg, Vice President, Energy & Environment, RPA

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Yaprak Onat

Yaprak Onat is the Assistant Director of Research for the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA). She coordinates the planning, development, design, implementation, and evaluation of flood risk mitigation projects for coastal resilience and engages in workshops and training to improve science communication for capacity-building activities. Before joining ... Read More

Alex Felson

Alex Felson joins CIRCA as the new Deputy Executive Director and Director of Resilience Design. He will play a key role in developing the state’s resiliency planning. This includes working on the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan – a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience ... Read More

Robert Freudenberg

Robert Freudenberg is vice president of RPA's energy and environmental programs, leading the organization’s initiatives in areas including climate mitigation and adaptation, open space conservation and park development, and water resource management. He oversees a comprehensive program of projects and policies to improve public health, quality of life ... Read More

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