Dissecting Community Adaptation Project Development and Implementation - What does it take to move to action?

Dissecting Community Adaptation Project Development and Implementation - What does it take to move to action?

Organizer: 
Kathryn Wright
Camdus
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 2
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

Local governments, businesses, neighborhoods, and others have conducted vulnerability assessments and developed adaptation plans. However, moving from planning to implementation has often proved challenging. The goal of this symposium is to provide participants with a behind the scenes look into the development of adaptation initiatives in three cities to help assess their own readiness and resources to move to action. The session will include a presentations to discuss how communities have overcome challenges, developed solutions and successfully implemented adaptation projects. Presentations from Matt Gray (Cleveland), Melissa Deas (Washington D.C.), and Alisha Pegan (Boston) will focus on adaptation projects in their communities, which will preliminarily include resident-led and neighborhood-based resilience projects in Cleveland, the implementation of the Climate Ready D.C. plan in DC, and street scape elevation and other resilient design strategies in Boston. The presentations will be followed by a moderated and audience Q&A. The session will conclude with an in-depth peer consultation exercise and group discussion facilitated by Cadmus (Kathryn Wright). The exercise will help an audience member work through a challenge they are experiencing implementing adaptation projects and provide lessons learned for all parties.

Presentations

Session Moderator and Facilitation Lead
Kathryn Wright, Cadmus
Resilient Design Guidelines and Cross-Agency Implementation
Melissa Deas, Washington D.C. Department of Energy and Environment
Neighborhood-driven adaptation in Cleveland
Matt Gray, City of Cleveland
Street Elevation and Resilient Design Strategies within Boston Communities
Alisha Pegan, City of Boston