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

Founder/Team Leader

Biohabitats, Inc.

As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has pioneered the practice of nature-based design, green infrastructure, and regenerative design within the landscape architecture community. As a multidisciplinary organization with a mission to Restore the Earth and Inspire Ecological Stewardship, Biohabitats practices at the crossroads between biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation and environmental justice. Keith’s mission is to change the way capitalism is practiced. As a B-Corp and 1% for the Planet organization, Keith has instilled Self Governance, Wholeness, and Evolutionary Purpose as the guiding principles behind Biohabitats success. Keith is an advocate for biodiversity and ecological restoration around the world.

Christian Wagley, CNU-A


Sustainable Town Concepts


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