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Thursday, April 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Climate Adaptation and Resillience LIMITED

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The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, and wildfires growing worse. These weather events destroy homes, disrupt commerce, and wipe out infrastructure. Hear how communities on the front lines are experiencing climate change and how, by adapting to cope with its effects, communities, enterprises and institutions can build up their climate change resilience.

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Ben McFarlane

Senior Regional Planner, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Mr. Benjamin J. McFarlane has been with the HRPDC since 2008, first as a Physical and Environmental Planner and currently as a Regional Planner. During his tenure he has worked on several major projects, including a plan for the Northwest River Watershed in Chesapeake, Virginia and the Hampton Roads Regional Green Infrastructure Plan. Mr. McFarlane also conducts regular research and analysis related to water quality issues, comprehensive and general land use planning, and climate change. Mr. McFarlane is the... Read More →

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Jori Erdman

Professor, LSU School of Architecture
Jori Erdman is a Professor in School of Architecture at Louisiana State University and member of the Executive Advisory Committee for the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio. She was the Design Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education from 2007
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Omar Hakeem

Design Director, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP
Omar Hakeem, AIA, is Design Director at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP and leads its Washington DC office. His work seeks to address the systemic poverty, health and resilience issue that plague our nation through thoughtful design and planning. From 2013-2015, Omar lead the Rio Grand... Read More →
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Josh Martin

Senior Advisor to the Mayor, City of Charleston
Named as one of the top 30 young professional urban planners in 2009 by Next American City, Josh Martin possesses over fourteen (14) years of public, private, and non-profit sector urban planning and real estate development management experience. Josh has managed numerous strateg... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room J125 Jefferson School City Center 1st Floor Jefferson School City Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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