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4.0 LU / 4.0 HSW

This course also offers 4 LA CES.

Resilience planning across all domains has become a crucial part of national, state, and local discourse in recent years. We know that the best design ideas engage the community and deploy innovative solutions. However, these ideas must be integrated with an understanding of policies and funding streams at all levels of government. Identifying appropriate financing strategies is an integral part of a successful resilience design.

It is essential to engage policy makers and funders in early planning phases to better understand how policy can influence funding opportunities for resilience. Architects, planners, landscape designers, policy makers, financiers, and funders can, and should, work together to improve this critical part of the resiliency design process.

In June 2018, the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) launched a unique conversation bringing together diverse players involved in resilience planning. The June 7 interdisciplinary panel discussion focused on understanding the cross-industry relationships and strategies that are essential to addressing the complexities of planning, financing, and insuring waterfront plans and projects. Participants left with new knowledge about creating a project funding strategy, along with a checklist of experts and professionals required to develop a successful project.

Following up on the June 7 program, this session will focus on ways to implement funding policy strategies for resilient design plans. Leading speakers will frame the discussion, followed by table discussions led by facilitators who are working in this area. Select case studies on Jamaica Bay and other examples from the New York-New Jersey Harbor region will inform the discussions.

Case Study Speakers:
Jennifer Bolstad, Local Office Landscape Architecture
Joyce Coffee, President, Climate Resilience Consulting
Susannah Drake, FASLA, Founding Principal, dLand Studio
Elizabeth Jordan, Project Manager, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; 2018 President, ASLA-NY
Signe Nielsen, RLA, FASLA, Founding Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects (MNLA)
Heather Roiter, Director of Hazard Mitigation, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Caleb Stratton, AICP, CFM, Chief Resilience officer, City of Hoboken
Cortney Worrall, Senior Regional Director, Northeast Regional Office, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

Table Facilitators:
Kate Boicourt, Director of Resilience, Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG), Waterfront Alliance
Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Ellis Calvin, Senior Planner, Energy & Environment, Regional Plan Association (RPA)
Chris Gorman, Director, New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR)
Alexander Heil, Chief Economist, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
Sam Hersh, Policy Advisor for Coastal Resilience, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR)
Elizabeth Jordan, Project Manager, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; 2018 President, ASLA-NY
Alex Zablocki, Executive Director, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Inc.
Allan Zaretsky, Waterfront Planner, NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

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As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.

Organized by
AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR), National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
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