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Designing Boston: Can We Talk About Climate Migration?

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Image: Isle De Jean Charles

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Communities around the world are working on solutions to make our buildings, streets and infrastructure resilient to more frequent storms and sea level rise associated with climate change. Very few, however, want to talk about the sensitive topic of managed retreat (commonly known as climate migration). How do you even begin talking about uprooting entire communities? Who will pay for it? Who makes these decisions?

The BSA Foundation is hosting a conversation that starts to address these questions. Hear from planning, economic development and community engagement leaders that have begun the task. Don’t miss the special remote appearance from the Center for Planning Excellence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they are actively working with residents from Isle de Jean Charles on relocating an entire community from their sinking island.

Armando Carbonell FAICP, Senior Fellow and Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Ona Ferguson, Senior Mediator, The Consensus Building Institute (CBI)
Darci Schofield, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Camille Manning-Broome, President and CEO, Center for Planning Excellence (presenting remotely)
Jeanette Dubinin, Director of Coastal Program, Center for Planning Excellence (presenting remotely)

For those who qualify, 2 LU/HSWs are available.