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Sea Change: Boston symposium

Sasaki Associates | The Boston Architectural College

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Boston, MA

Sea Change: Boston symposium

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The Sea Change: Boston symposium will bring together designers, engineers, city leaders, academics, advocates, and community members for a day-long conversation about how to make Boston a resilient city in the face of sea level rise.

Panels include:
Design Strategies: Making Change Visible
Tough Questions: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Thinking Big: The Regional Planning Approach
(See below for more details) 

Contact: Shaun O’Rourke, shaun.orourke@the-bac.edu

The symposium is an extension of Sea Change: Boston, an exhibition curated by Sasaki Associates in partnership with the Boston Architectural College, The City of Boston, and The Boston Harbor Association. The show is on view at District Hall April 7–June 4. Please visit www.sasaki.com/seachange for more information.

Schedule

9:00 AM Registration

9:15–9:45 Welcome and Introduction

10:00–11:30 Design Strategies: Making Change Visible

11:30–1:00 PM Break

1:00–2:30 Tough Questions: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

2:45–4:15 Thinking Big: The Regional Planning Approach

4:30–5:00 Closing Remarks: Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston

5:00–7:00 Reception

Panel Details:

Design Strategies: Making Change Visible

From floating apartment buildings to floodable parks, designers and engineers around the world are imagining and constructing resilient solutions to rising sea levels. Flexibility and adaptability are at the core of resilient design. This panel explores how resilient design strategies allow Boston’s buildings and infrastructure to bounce back from storms and adjust to rising tides.

Gina Ford (moderator), Sasaki Associates

Barbara Wilks, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Walter Meyer, Local Office Landscape Architecture

Robert Nairn, Baird Engineering

Hubert Murray, Partners Healthcare

Tough Questions: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

In the face of rising waters and increased storm-related flooding, communities will have to decide what to do with their flood-prone areas. Continually repairing storm damages and providing services to these vulnerable neighborhoods demands significant government resources. This panel examines case studies of flooded communities and delves into the options Boston will have to consider.

Julie Wormser (moderator), The Boston Harbor Association

Jason Hellendrung, Sasaki Associates  

Kristina Ford, Columbia University

Robert L. Culver, Sasaki Associates

Jerold Kayden, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Thinking Big: The Regional Planning Approach

The impacts of sea level rise will be felt beyond Boston and other waterfront cities. Solutions that cross city boundaries may be needed, which will require municipalities and agencies to work together. This panel analyzes how a regional planning process in Boston can be a forum that brings together political leaders, scientists, economists, and the broader public to discuss tough questions related to changing tides.

Ted Landsmark (moderator), The Boston Architectural College

TBD, Rockefeller Foundation

James Miner, Sasaki Associates

Robbin Peach, Massport

Martin Pillsbury, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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District Hall
75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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