Designing Climate Resilience

FRI, OCT 5, 2018

Presenters from the architecture profession use case studies to talk about best practices for site specific interventions that work well with neighborhood-wide plans. The panel focuses on district-wide approaches to climate adaptation that are relevant throughout the Greater Boston area where sea levels rise and flooding increases due to climate change that are forcing us to think, design and plan better.

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+ BIO: Mia Mansfield

Mia manages the Climate Ready Boston initiative for the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy and Open Space. In this role, she leads the City's climate adaptation efforts, including implementation of the Climate Ready Boston plan, the City's participation in the Metro Boston Preparedness Taskforce, and collaboration with ongoing planning processes like Imagine Boston 2030, Go Boston 2030 and the Resilience Strategy. She has a Master's in City Planning from MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a BA from Brandeis University.

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+ BIO: Carly Foster

Carly Foster is the principal planner for resilience, cost benefit analysis, and implementation for Arcadis' US water management division. She is also a member of the Arcadis team participating in the Rockefeller Foundation Resilient Cities 100 initiative.

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+ BIO: Chris Busch

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Climate Change & Environmental Planning, Chris manages and conducts planning initiatives for specific city neighborhoods throughout the City of Boston with an emphasis on initiatives related to the waterfront and the watersheet. He conducts planning, urban design environmental regulation and zoning research and studies. Chris also engages community and other constituencies to solicit input and feedback.

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+ BIO: Theodore Touloukian

With over 20 years of experience, Ted brings creative design insight and expertise, practical experience, effective public speaking and the ability to communicate at all levels of the profession and across a broad range of disciplines. His energetic interdisciplinary leadership experience with forward thinking design, complex planning and construction, urban design and historic projects is paired with a keen understanding for environments that are beautifully executed to improve our quality of life.

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