New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings, Infrastructure

Monday, March 20th, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106
Mar 20
Monday, March 20th, 2017 @ 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106

As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just issued official sea level rise projections. They reflect a range of possible scenarios; at the high end, sea level in the New York City area could rise 75 inches (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This program will explore how these projections, now that they are embodied in a formal regulation, will affect a broad range of decisions in building and infrastructure siting, design, construction and materials; insurance and financing; environmental impact review; and securities disclosure.

Moderator:
Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Speakers:
Kate Orff, Associate Professor & Director, Urban Design Program, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Mark Lowery, Office of Climate Change, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [tentative]
Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPC; Columbia UD
Thaddeus Pawlowski, Associate Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning; Columbia UD

 

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