As co-chair of ULI Boston’s Building Resilience Task Force, I am joining other ULI members in a design charrette titled Living with Water: The Urban Implications, on May 8th.

While the evidence continues to mount that sea level rise will deeply impact the Greater Boston region, property owners, planners, developers, and city officials do not have the tools to prepare the city for potential catastrophe. Through past ULI events, key stakeholders have begun to understand the threats. With Living with Water: The Urban Implications, Boston-area decision makers will explore solutions together and begin to move to action through understanding climate preparedness best practices.

ULI Boston, with funding from the Kresge Foundation, is sponsoring a half-day design charrette for industry practitioners to develop design solutions to address the rising sea level. This event will engage four multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate development sites in Greater Boston facing issues of resiliency. ULI member experts will develop recommendations and best practices to help owners and designers address climate change related vulnerabilities. The findings will be published and featured at an event for all ULI members in the fall.

I am looking forward to working with a team to find possible solutions for this important cause.

Topics: Resiliency, Planning, Events