Resilient Nantucket Forum

Nantucket Preservation Trust is a co-sponsor of the Resilient Nantucket Forum: Designing for Adaptation, taking place online April 22-24 .

Nantucket is a National Historic Landmark community with an increasing number of properties vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts sees Nantucket as a model for cultural resource-based resilience planning, sustainability, and coastal adaptation.  This final virtual forum of the 2020 – 2021 Resilient Nantucket series brings together experts from around the world to address climate change, sea level rise and erosion impacts on cultural heritage and coastal communities globally and steps taken to address this natural disaster locally, in Nantucket.  Presenters will showcase lessons learned in climate adaptation and discuss how Nantucket can serve as a model for island-wide coastal resilience planning.  The forum concludes with a moderated discussion on the role of public policy in sustaining, adapting, and preserving historic and coastal communities endangered by climate change.

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APRIL 22: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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APRIL 23: 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM

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APRIL 24: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Click here to purchase a signed copy of presenter John Englander’s new book, Moving to Higher Ground.

Event Schedule

April 22: Day One

EARTH DAY: THREE DAYS OF CLIMATE ACTION (MODERATED BY LISA CRAIG)

EARTH DAY KEYNOTE | 12 – 1:15 PM

Elizabeth Gibson – Town Manager, Nantucket – Welcome

Brenda Ekwurzel – Director of Climate Science, Union of Concerned Scientists

RESILIENCY IN ACTION | 1:30 – 2:30

Paige Pollard – Principal, Commonwealth Preservation Group

April 23: Day Two

CULTURAL & NATURAL HERITAGE KEYNOTE & DISCUSSION | 12 – 1 PM

Peter Brace – Author & Environmental Journalist

Tony Flux- Coast and Marine Advisor, National Trust UK

CULTURAL HERITAGE & THE GLOBAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE |1:15 – 2:15 

(Lisa Craig – Moderator)

Dr. Sandra Fatoric – Marie Sktodowska-Curie Fellow with Delft University of Technology – Architecture and the Built Environment and Affiliated Researcher with Centre for Global Heritage and Development

Catherine Leonard – Secretary-General, International National Trusts Organisation

CLIMATE IMPACTS ON COASTAL COMMUNITIES & ECONOMIES | 2:30 – 3:30

(Karen Theimer Brown – Moderator)

Erin Seekamp – Professor & Faculty Scholar, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University

Katharine Burgess – Vice-President Urban Resilience – Urban Land Institute

CLIMATE JUSTICE, SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY IN NANTUCKET |3:45 – 4:45

(Kimberly Rose – Moderator)

Astrid Caldas – Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Holly Backus – Preservation Planner & Hazard Mitigation Plan Coordinator, Town of Nantucket

Chuck Larson – Manager of Strategic Projects, Town of Nantucket

Kimal McCarthy – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director, Town of Nantucket

April 24: Day Three

CLIMATE CRISIS RESPONSE PLENARY | 9 – 10

(Lisa Craig – Moderator)

John Englander – Oceanographer & Sea Level Rise Expert/Author (High Tide on Main Street & Moving to Higher Ground)

Click here to purchase a signed copy of Moving to Higher Ground.

ADAPTATION BY DESIGN | 10:15 – 11:15

(Kimberly Rose – Moderator)

Lisa Craig – The Craig Group

Phil Thomason – Thomason & Associates

Marty Hylton – Program Director, Historic Preservation, University of Florida and Preservation Institute Nantucket

Claire Martin – Envision Resilience Challenge

COASTAL RESILIENCE PLAN UPDATE | 11:30 – 12:00

(Vincent Murphy – Moderator)

Trevor Johnson, Senior Resilience Planner, Coastal Resilience Plan Project Manager, Arcadis

CLIMATE CRISIS PANEL: CRAFTING COASTAL RESILIENCE POLICY |12:30 – 2 PM

(Doug Parsons – Moderator: America Adapts & Cimpatico Broadcasting)  

How are local, state and federal decision-makers addressing public policy to mitigate and adapt for climate impacts and future conditions? What are NGOs doing to adapt their organizational priorities and programs to future impacts of climate on cultural heritage?  Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience experts, policymakers and advocates gather to discuss the current landscape of America’s climate change policy and what national, state and local leaders are and should be doing to enhance local efforts toward climate adaptation and mitigation.

Libby Gibson – Nantucket Town Manager

Commonwealth Senator Julian Cyr

Commonwealth Representative Dylan Fernandes

Manikka Bowman – Policy Advisor, Urban Land Institute Boston

John Englander – Rising Seas Institute

James Lindberg– Senior Policy Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Marybeth Groff – Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Brenda Ekwurzel – Union of Concerned Scientists

Catherine Leonard – International National Trusts Organization

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