East / West: Resiliency Planning Coast-to-Coast

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • Understanding the variety of adaptation strategies that can be used to meet the social, technical, administrative, political, legal, environmental and economic considerations of climate change in different communities is essential for planners, designers, engineers and community leaders. 

  • Methods for qualitatively determining what approach for adaptation planning best suits your community 

  • Ways for engaging the public in a meaningful and substantive decision-making process for prioritizing resources for adaptation

  • A resource-list of individuals, government agencies and non-profit organizations who can provide technical and funding assistance to resiliency planning

How communities engage in planning for climate change adaptation can be as varied as the adaptation strategies themselves.  In San Francisco a Master Plan was developed for the Ocean Beach area.  As in most cities, the first line of defense against sea level rise is the wastewater system and transportation infrastructure  For Ocean Beach, learn how prioritzing protecting one critical infrastructure resource meant the removal and replacement of another.  Meanwhile, in Annapolis, Maryland the 320-year old colonial historic district has experienced the highest annual increase in tidal flooding of any coastal community in the United States.  By 2045 the City Dock is anticipated to flood more than once a day.  It is the Historic Preservation Division taking the lead in developing a cultural resource hazard mitigation plan through an award winning community-based program called Weather It Together.  Playing a different role, the Urban Land Institute, through its Urban Resilience program has realized success with a technical team of resiliency experts supporting project and neighborhood level planning efforts with community members and elected leaders, guiding these cities in their efforts to better live with water. Through research and technical assistance programs, ULI has convened its members to advise on issues as varied as ensuring resilient development patterns and housing affordability in the face of sea level rise (Miami-Dade County, 2016) and urban design methods for managing water in different urban settings (Boston, 2014).




Jeffrey Tumlin , Nelson\Nygaard Consulting , San Francisco , CA (see bio)
Eileen Fogarty , Annapolis , MD (see bio)
Lisa Craig , The Craig Group , Edgewater , MD (see bio)