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Sustainability Education Committee: Here today, gone tomorrow, back again someday—Climate migration and New England’s future housing stock (Virtual)

  • COST

    Free for BSA members, $10 for nonmembers

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community




    Submitted for AIA continuing education credit.

Event Description

This presentation will review how migration trends toward the Sun Belt of recent years might not have a certain future. Instead, climate forecasts indicate New England and Canada are likely to see an uptick in climate migration in coming years. That has an enormous impact on housing, housing policy and housing creation. This presentation talks about the various stakeholders, including architects, and how the region can better prepare for future inbound migration.

Speaker Bio

Cameron Sperance is a freelance reporter for the Boston Globe and the senior hotels reporter at The Points Guy. He has spent more than a decade as a business reporter covering everything from commercial real estate to interest rates. His work and commentary have been featured in Barron's, The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and he serves on the National Association of Real Estate Editors' board of directors.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain climate migration’s past and why this isn’t a new concept

  2. Identify who really “benefits” from climate migration

  3. Recognize how future climate migration likely looks and its impact

  4. Discuss the role of government in future climate migration