Risk and Resiliency: Adapting to Connecticut's Changing Climate (CT ASLA)
8:30am – 4:00
A general interest program for legislators, staff, design professionals, and the public about the science of sea level rise, climate change impacts, and strategies for proactive responses. Registration.
With at least 20 inches of sea level rise anticipated along Connecticut’s coast by 2050, our state must do more to manage risk, mitigate losses, and modify its approach to transportation and energy infrastructure. Innovative climate initiatives developed in New York and Massachusetts offer possibilities for implementation here in Connecticut.
Sessions include: Bridging Ecology and Design / Modeling Sea Level Rise on Connecticut's Coast / Seeing The Urban Forest for The Trees / Reimagining Infrastructure
For more information on the modules and our panelists, see the brochure.
PLUS! Optional "advocacy bootcamp" from 1:50-2:20 p.m., to help interested professionals and citizens understand the dynamics of the Connecticut General Assembly, and how the advocacy process works. We then encourage participants to visit with their representatives to discuss issues of interest.
Registration (includes continental breakfast and lunch):
CTASLA Members: $40
Allied Organization Member (AIA, APA, or ASLA): $65
Non-CEU & Student: $0