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Urban Forum: Climate Change and Historic Preservation

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Boston, MA
Join APTNE for a special joint event with the Boston Preservation Alliance and hosted by the Boston Society of Architects

Urban Forum: Climate Change and Historic Preservation

Boston, MA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Boston cherishes its historic buildings as integral elements of its built and cultural heritage. What can be done to prepare them for a new, wetter Boston? Recent storm surges turned the streets of the Fort Point Channel Landmark District into rivers and Atlantic Avenue into a sea of mini-icebergs, bringing home the reality of climate change. It’s no longer if or when, but now. Despite various discussions about the effects of climate change on the city, few organized, public conversations have broached how Boston’s unique historic resources need to contend with this new reality.

While some projects are solving the issue with unoccupied or and partially-filled lower levels,, there has been no discussion about how the historic structures themselves may fare when subject to increasingly regular flooding incidents.

Join a group of policy, design, and engineering experts for a dialogue about the challenges of stewardship in the era of climate change, necessary actions being taken, and the particular impacts historic buildings must address.

The forum will be moderated by Jean Carroon from Goody Clancy.  Panelists include Matthew Bronski of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Dr. Sarah Slaughter of Built Environment Coalition and Brian Swett of ARUP. Click here to view our panelist bios:  Panelist Bios

Click here to register now:  Urban Forum: Climate Change and Historic Preservation


Details & Logistics

- Members and Non-members are all welcome.

- APTNE/BPA/BSA Members:  Free registration
- Non-Member: $15.00

- The Forum will be from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, followed by a reception until 8:30pm.  Refreshments will provided.

- AIA CEUs: 1.5 LU/HSW credits

- Location:   

Fort Point Room
Boston City of Architects
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Thank you to our event sponsors John Canning, Haley Aldrich, and the Architectural Heritage Foundation

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