Building a Resilient City: Preparing Our Buildings for Climate Change

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Building a Resilient City: Preparing Our Buildings for Climate Change
October 3, 2013 8:00 am
October 3, 2013 10:00 am
September 20, 2013
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

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  

Panel Discussion

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

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