Thursday, November 13th to Friday, November 14th, 2014
1 Silber Way, 9th Floor – Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom
Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities will examine how cities are planning for and adapting to rising sea levels, extreme weather events and changing coast lines. Mayors, scientists, city and federal officials, urban planners and developers will come together to discuss the known and emerging threats. Together, they will examine the pioneering actions that can protect the future livability and sustainability of coastal cities.
The meeting will examine what is known, what cities are already doing to increase their resilience and reduce risks to their citizens, and explore design principles and innovations that contribute to more resilient cities. The day will close with a critical discussion of how new partnerships between business, cities, and academia could yield practical innovations that can be deployed to protect and enhance urban communities.
This event is free to attend, but space is limited.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Initiative on Cities at Boston University and The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.