Senior Project Manager Van Alen Institute New York, New York
This session explores the transformation of FEMA-designated “repetitive loss properties” into stormwater parks that daylight a historic waterway and mitigate neighborhood flooding. Sharing a recent North Miami initiative, we discuss three main topics: 1) strategies prioritizing community resilience, 2) challenges and opportunities in design and implementation, and 3) experimental climate adaptation in vulnerable communities.
Learn about the opportunities and challenges of implementing small-scale public benefit projects in at-risk environments including public outreach, construction, approvals, and financing.
Learn about how incremental and experimental approaches to climate adaptation design operate within larger infrastructure and ecological systems.
Learn about the complexities of working within legacies of urban development, restoration ecology, and hybrid approaches to floodplain management in South Florida.
Learn about the potential and limitations of scaling landscape strategies to repetitive loss properties across municipalities.