SESSION 11KN: AT THE WATER’S EDGE: RIVERFRONT & COASTAL RESTORATION
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. EST
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Nowhere is the ability to design with nature more evident than on our waterways. And, in an era of increased awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability and the consistent threats posed by climate change, our waterways have become the proverbial front line.
In this presentation of recent work, Gina will be discussing three case studies on resiliency focused on urban waterways, both coastal and riverine environments. She will cover projects ranging from strategic planning scale (i.e. a regional approach for a river) to realized site-specific work (i.e. design solutions for a coastal park). She will illuminate the role of interdisciplinary technical partners in the work – from traditional engineering to ecologically based thinking. Lastly, she will showcase a range of approaches to community engagement in the planning and design process.
During this keynote, attendees will learn about the specific environmental pressures on our urban waterways and waterfronts from environmental contamination to sea level rise. The session will discuss specific planning and design strategies that address the challenges of urban waterfronts while also creating new multi-benefit solutions. In addition, Gina Ford will discuss different tactics and approaches to community outreach, engagement, and input in large complex environmental work.
Cailean Kok, firstname.lastname@example.org