East / West: Resiliency Planning Coast-to-Coast
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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).
, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting
, San Francisco
Confirmed SpeakerJeffrey Tumlin is Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. For more than twenty years, he has led station area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and delivered various lectures and classes around the world. His major development projects have succeeded in reducing their traffic and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, and accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. These projects have won awards from the U.S. General Services Administration, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Urban Land Institute. He is the author of Sustainable Transportation: Tools for Creating Healthy, Vibrant and Resilient Communities, published by Wiley in 2012. He recently helped create and served as interim director of the Oakland Department of Transportation.
Confirmed SpeakerEileen Fogarty is a nationally recognized land use expert who is known as a leader in developing sustainable communities for waterfront cities on the East and West Coasts. Ms Fogarty has served as the Director of Planning and Community Development for New Castle County, DE, Santa Monica, CA, Alexandria, VA, Santa Cruz, CA and Annapolis, MD. In each of these waterfront cities, her award-winning strategic plans resulted in thriving urban centers while planning for future resiliency. Most notably, she led the groundbreaking approach for Santa Monica's First Sustainable General Plan and brought to fruition a new Urban Town Center of 238 acres/17 million square feet in Alexandria, VA. Ms. Fogarty managed the full rebuilding of Santa Cruz, CA's earthquake devastated downtown and the unanimous approval of Santa Cruz's award-winning Waterfront Comprehensive Plan. Under her leadership, Annapolis, MD was awarded the International Waterfront Center Award for Excellence for ensuring the future of water-dependent and working maritime uses. Working with the City of Annapolis, she is currently developing land use strategies for Annapolis's forthcoming Sea Level Rise Plan. Ms. Fogarty received her Master's Degree at Rutgers University and has been the recipient of National, State and Regional awards for creating livable cities. Ms. Fogarty is the President of The Fogarty Group and lectures nationally on creative solutions for building healthy and sustainable communities.
, The Craig Group
Confirmed SpeakerWith 25+ years experience in historic preservation, planning and property redevelopment, Ms. Craig is Principal with The Craig Group, a consulting firm specializing in cultural resource planning and policy, hazard adaptation, strategic planning, community engagement and nonprofit capacity building. The former Chief of Historic Preservation for the City of Annapolis, Ms. Craig managed the City's Historic Preservation and Heritage Commissions. Her success in developing public/private partnerships, community engagement, and preservation planning led to numerous awards for the Weather It Together initiative, a Cultural Resource Hazard Mitigation Plan recognized as a national model for resiliency planning. Previous to her work in Annapolis, Ms. Craig served as a Development Manager with Forest City Military Communities; served as the DC State Historic Preservation Officer; managed the National Trust for Historic Preservation Southern Field Office and directed the Trust's Preservation Partnerships program. Ms. Craig graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design and went on for Master’s work at the University of Oregon in Historic Preservation. Nationally, she serves on the board of the US International Committee on Monuments and Sites, chairing the Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Committee.