Adaptation + Preservation
The latest district under study by the Climate Ready Boston initiative will address constraints and opportunities for resilience in Downtown Boston - an area characterized by historic buildings and landmarks central to early American narratives, from the Paul Revere House to the Long Wharf. Today, this same area is in the floodplain, and under risk of frequent tidal flooding by 2070. In this panel, experts in building and urban scale climate adaptation and historic preservation will examine the unique challenge of building-level adaptation for historic structures at risk of inundation.
This session will explore technical solutions and guidelines the City of Boston developed for retrofitting historic buildings. Speakers with international experience and knowledge will discuss flood protection strategies and examples from European cities. And highly recognized academics will discuss the potential implications of climate mitigation for Cultural Resources.