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Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium: Collaboratively Framing Scenarios

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Arlington Town Hall & Tufts University

Boston Ave

Medford, MA 02155

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Please join us! Earthos Institute and Tufts University invite you to a symposium on Alewife corridor collaborative resilience. The symposium will bring together the Alewife corridor communities of Belmont, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Winchester to look at the Alewife flood plain in its entirety, and explore collaborative scenarios for tackling issues of resiliency and climate adaptation. Together, we will engage systems-based analysis with multicommunity and crossdisciplinary approaches.

Post-symposium, we envision creating task groups—with representatives from multiple towns, universities and nonprofits—to further develop intercommunity scenarios and seek funding to support and implement them. The goal of the symposium is to create a collaborative environment to build adaptive resilience in this corridor. Symposium topic areas include: water quality, flooding, local biodiversity, regional biodiversity, social & economic justice, hazardous waste, and collaborative infrasture (hard and soft).

If you would like to be involved—as a panelist, a roundtable host or volunteer—contact the conference organizer Sarah Howard at sarah-earthos@LDParch.com.

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FRIDAY Evening reception and keynote at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium

6:00PM-9PM Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Arlington

SATURDAY Symposium at Tufts University

8:00AM-9:00AM Registration, coffee and muffins

8:45AM-9:15AM Welcome

9:15AM-10:30AM Panels A

10:45AM-12PM Panels B

12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch Roundtables (Box lunch for sale, or bring brown bag)

1:30PM-2:45PM Panels C

3:00-3:45 Share findings-large group

3:45-4:30 Closing Keynote and discussion

The conference is FREE, but pre-registration is required. A box lunch will be available for the price of the lunch, approx $10.

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