Resilient Design

Education Session - Panel Format

MON-A04 - Resilient by Design: Building Better in Response to Rising Waters

Monday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


This panel session will demonstrate the role of landscape architecture in adaptively and equitably building resilience to flooding hazards to increase health, safety, and welfare for all. Panelists will discuss innovative strategies and techniques that address known and anticipated future issues across a range of social, environmental, and economic factors.

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Andrew Fox

Associate Professor
Coastal Dynamics Design Lab and North Carolina State University College of Design

Andrew Fox is a landscape architect, associate professor, University Faculty Scholar, Community Engaged Faculty Fellow, and Center for Geospatial Analytics Faculty Fellow at NC State University. He is also co-founder and co-director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab, an interdisciplinary research and design initiative that addresses critical ecological and community development challenges in coastal regions. Professor Fox specializes in high-performing public landscapes, with a focus on the design and management of urban environments, green infrastructure and low impact development systems, participatory design processes, and construction technologies.


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Kofi Boone

Associate Professor
North Carolina State University College of Design

Kofi Boone, ASLA is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University, College of Design. He teaches in the areas of environmental justice, site analysis and planning, community engagement, and media. Kofi’s focuses on participatory design and innovating tools for engaging communities in the design and planning process. Kofi serves as a Board Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network.


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Chuck Flink

Greenways Incorporated

Charles A. "Chuck" Flink is Founder and President of Greenways Incorporated. Chuck is widely regarded as one of America's leading greenway planners, having completed comprehensive greenway, trail, and open space plans for more than 240 communities within 36 States. He has also been a consultant to clients in Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan and St. Croix, USVI. His work includes leading large-scale flood mitigation and recovery/resiliency planning efforts in locations such as Louisville, KY, Grand Forks, SD and Memphis, TN.


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Gavin Smith

Coastal Resilience Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

Dr. Gavin Smith is a Research Professor and Director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina Department of City and Regional Planning. His research interests include hazard mitigation, planning for post-disaster recovery, and climate change adaptation. Translational activities include advising international, federal, state and local governments on a number of issues including the linkage between sustainable development and risk reduction, pre- and post-disaster policymaking, and improving the nexus between disaster management initiatives and emerging climate change adaptation measures.


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MON-A04 - Resilient by Design: Building Better in Response to Rising Waters

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