By Alexander Landa
Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, Architecture Boston Expo, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This year, we're hosting multiple panels, so let's take a look at Wednesday's panel, B49: Thriving in an Age of Rising Seas.
The City of Boston's Living With Water Design Competition called for international teams to submit designs to increase Boston's climate change resiliency and overall sustainability. A group of green building leaders and social activists issued a challenge, called Thriving With Water, which encouraged participants to set a higher goal for their competition entries, and work to transform the problem of climate change into an opportunity to create a more economically, socially, environmentally, and culturally vibrant and sustainable Boston. Challenge components included: – Work with people and organizations – Explicitly recognize the relationships between human, natural, and social systems – Design for the dynamic nature of coastal areas – Design for long-term resiliency. This session presents a model that is grounded in the belief that to regenerate the vital life of our coastal communities we need to support that life-our life-with a dynamic environment and thriving people and organizations.
Andrea Atkinson Executive Director One Square World
Jim Newman LEED AP O+M Partner Linnean Solutions
Adeola Oredola Consultant
David Queeley Director, Eco-Innovation Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp
Dr. Sarah Slaughter CEO and President Built Environment Coalition
B49 – Thriving in an Age of Rising Seas
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM