This is the second event in A Better City’s “Building A Resilient City” series. We have seen the effects of natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy on New York; is Boston ready for an event like this? This forum will address building design and resiliency. Hear from several leaders on how the city is focusing its efforts regarding this issue.
- How do we prepare our current & future building stock to make sure it is ready for sea level rise? What will be different 1, 5, 10 years from now in terms of preparedness?
- What different sectors learn from Superstorm Sandy and how has that changed the discussions happening internally to increase attention on preparedness?
- What steps are being taken to ensure that future investments in maintaining and replacing our buildings takes into account potential sea level rise and other climate threats?
Alex Wilson, President, – Resilient Design Institute
Co-author of “Building Resilience in Boston: “Best Practices” for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for Existing Buildings“
Moderator – Rick Mattila, Former Director of Genzyme Environmental Affairs
David Burson, Senior Project Manager – Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Kairos Shen, Chief Planner – Boston Redevelopment Authority
Blake Jackson, Sustainability Practice Leader – TK&A Architects