American Planning Association
May 24, 2022
1:00 PM ET
Our relationship to water increasingly defines the design of cities. Cloudbursts overwhelm watersheds, flooding low-lying areas, while storm surges inundate coastlines. How are cities using green infrastructure and nature-based solutions to manage floodwaters while creating jobs and co-powering communities? This panel will explore the ways in which cities are adapting to the threats of future floods by greening streets, designing adaptive neighborhoods, creating absorbent schoolyards, and restoring habitat. Join this panel discussion moderated by Alison Sant, author of From the Ground Up: Local Efforts to Create Resilient Cities. Hosted by the APA’s Water and Planning Network.
Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director of The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans
Owen Franklin, Pennsylvania State Director Trust for Public Land
Peter Malinowski, Executive Director, Billion Oyster Project New York City