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.
, City of Annapolis
Confirmed SpeakerWith 25 years of experience in the historic preservation field, Ms. Craig strives in her professional and volunteer pursuits to promote historic places as economic, sustainable, dynamic and creative community assets with a goal of collaborating with public and private partners to make historic communities the preferred place to live, work and visit. As Chief of Historic Preservation for the City of Annapolis, Ms. Craig is responsible for the City’s compliance with local, state and federal preservation standards and regulations. She is principle liaison between the City and property owners for all development projects in the historic district. She manages historic research, design, commission training, legislation and procedures drafting, grantwriting, community engagement, and educational materials and programs for the City. Currently, she spearheads the development of "Weather It Together: Protecting our Historic Seaport," a Cultural Resource Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City of Annapolis. The National Trust for Historic Preservation , FEMA and the Maryland Historical Trust have identified this initiative as a model for resiliency planning in the face of rising waters. Previous to her work in Annapolis, Ms. Craig worked as a project executive with Forest City Military Communities, Washington, DC leading property development activities for the housing privatization project at the United States Air Force Academy. As well, she provided technical assistance on design, development, maintenance, Section 106 and historic tax credit activities for more than 350 historic properties within the Company’s historic property portfolio. Ms. Craig’s background also includes working as a contract consultant to Lord Cultural Resources Planning & Management on historic preservation, cultural tourism and corridor planning projects. Prior to that she served as the State Historic Preservation Officer for the District of Columbia during which time she crafted legislation which resulted in the District’s first historic incentive program. In 1997, Ms. Craig joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation serving first as the head of the Southern Field Office and then as Director of Preservation Partnerships. Ms. Craig’s first experience in the preservation non-profit community was as Executive Director for the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. Ms. Craig has published articles in numerous journals magazines and newsletters with topics ranging from urban revitalization to historic military housing and presented over 100 times on topics including: non-profit board development, planning for the impacts of climate change on historic properties, conservation districts, marketing historic properties and legal aspects of historic preservation. Her audiences have ranged from school children to civic organizations, resident associations to realtors, developers to investors and dozens of national conference attendees. 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 to study at the University of Oregon in Historic Preservation. She has certificates in Historic Real Estate and Section 106 and extensive experience in non-profit management, including organizational development and grant writing. Nationally, she serves on the board of US ICOMOS and is an NAPC trainer working with Historic Preservation Commissions and Main Street programs to teach the principals of design review, public policy and public outreach on behalf of historic preservation.