Hudson River on the Rise: Waterfront Planning for Communities and Nature

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for a day-long conference to advance resiliency planning for the Hudson Estuary's unique natural and community resources in an age of sea-level rise.

All Hudson Estuary riverfront stakeholders—including municipal officials, community leaders, landowners, planners, resource managers, regulators, developers and private sector professionals—are invited to hear speakers with expertise in science, planning and design, resource management, and decision-making process discuss the natural history of the river; emerging issues and opportunities that will shape future waterfront planning; decision-making roles and shoreline jurisdictions; and innovative case studies from Hudson River communities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about exciting efforts along the Hudson and available resources, envision future projects in their own communities, and network with each other and explore partnerships to pursue their own waterfront resiliency goals. 

Keynote speaker: Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE (NYC-based landscape architecture and urban design studio).


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Draft agenda available here.

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Convened and produced by the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, NYSDOS Office of Planning and Development, Scenic Hudson, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, and Cornell University.

Underwriting support provided by Divney Tung Schwalbe; The Chazen Companies; GEI Consultants, Inc.; Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLCBFJ Planning; and Milone & MacBroom.

The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home
4079 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538
United States