Adaptation Along the Edge: Best Management Practices for Coastal Resilience - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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As growth along our nation’s coastlines continues to increase, the threat from sea level rise, storm surges, flooding, and unsettled weather patterns are conspiring to make us think differently about how to protect, develop, and manage coastal communities. While the challenges are formidable, there is now a wonderful opportunity to craft a new approach to development and protection—one built on ecological abundance, social equity, and climate. In this session, you will learn about the development of Alys Beach, a new urbanist community located in northwest Florida, which demonstrates sustainability in all key aspects of the Town’s carefully crafted vision—architecture, building methods, infrastructure design, and landscape. You will also learn about efforts underway throughout the country and in Charleston, SC to protect coastal communities using a variety of best management practices, nature-based solutions, and socially just approaches to addressing climate change and the loss of biological diversity.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will become familiar with the challenges coastal communities are facing due to climate change and social injustices.
  • Participants will have a greater understanding of best practices associated with developing, protecting, and managing coastal communities using nature-based, sustainable approaches.
  • Participants will better understand the costs and benefits associated with applying various approaches to create more climate resilient communities.

Hosted by ASLA's Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Keith Bowers, FASLA

Founding Principal

Biohabitats, Inc.

As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith leads a multidisciplinary mission driven organization focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design. Keith has applied his expertise to more than 1,000 projects throughout North America. Keith served on the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, is a founding board member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, and has served on the boards of the Society for Ecological Restoration and the Wildlands Network.

Christian Wagley, CNU-A


Sustainable Town Concepts


Video: Adaptation Along the Edge: Best Management Practices for Coastal Resilience - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
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