Community Resilience in the Taunton Watershed (Part 2 of 2) - Middleboro
Friday, April 21, 2017
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT
Middleboro, MA, United States
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NOTE: These credits are for Part 2 only of a 2-day workshop series; Part 1 credits are entered separately. This program will help decision makers, including municipal planners, integrate climate adaptation and green infrastructure approaches into their land use management, development, and restoration efforts. Climate change cuts across many traditional divisions of labor, planning and accountability. To meet that challenge, the program will provide interdisciplinary training and tools that include climate adaptation strategies, green infrastructure practices, and additional resources for implementation work.
The workshops will provide information to participants and encourage active interdisciplinary engagement through four sessions over two days:
Session 3: Presenters will assess local green infrastructure vulnerabilities and assets again within the context of climate change through an interactive mapping session. This will help officials identify potential land use scenarios to build community resilience.
Session 4: The final session brings everything together to focus on interdisciplinary solution-finding: what strategies have been implemented by others; the benefits of green infrastructure strategies; relationship to land use bylaws and zoning regulations; and using available tools and policies to implement identified strategies. Participants will hear about different types of green infrastructure, successful case studies of their implementation, and their climate adaptation benefits.
At the end of the final session, participants should have identified plausible goals that they can work toward in their communities, further informing their future efforts with the tools we have provided.
Stefanie Covino, firstname.lastname@example.org