CREW Boston

Climate Ready Cities – Transforming Real Estate

Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA

Public

Cities all over the world are burgeoning with new ideas for adapting to climate and becoming carbon neutral.  Becoming a resilient city requires significant construction activity and design innovation to prepare cities to endure and prosper when faced with long-term changes in the climate.  Questions to be addressed at this Luncheon include: What is the new role of real estate?  Why are Boston and Massachusetts regarded as climate leaders?  Why is a harbor barrier now less favored than integrated land-based solutions (and what does that mean, anyway)?  How can we think beyond protecting assets to investment opportunities?  Bottom line: What do we need to do not just to survive, but thrive?
 
Our panel of speakers will include:
 
Kathy Abbott, CEO, Boston Harbor Now, one of the “100 Most Influential People in Boston,” will share her perspective on what makes a “climate ready city” and how Boston and Massachusetts are leading… and importantly what they could be doing additionally… to achieve an equitable, livable city with an accessible, resilient waterfront for all.
 
Paul Kirshen, Climate Scientist, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Laboratory, Principal Investigator for the “Boston Harbor Barrier Study” (May 2018), will address his findings with a special emphasis on the conceptual options and cost-benefit analysis which have down-graded the harbor barrier as a potential “silver bullet.”
 
Sam Sleiman, Director, Massport Capital Programs, winner of the ENR Top 25 Award of Excellence, will reveal how Logan Airport, developed on low-lying fill, has seized investment opportunities to secure its future as one of the nation’s Top 20 busiest airports, providing an essential facility for sustainable business and regional resiliency.
 
Moderated by Ellen Watts, Architect and Planner, President & Co-Founder, Architerra, winner of the Boston Living with Water competition, and former President of CREW Boston.
 
11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Program


Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA


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Non-Members: $95

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  • Rebecca Bachand
  • Amy Blomeke
  • Yanel de Angel
  • Maria Deering
  • Jennifer Flanders
  • Laura Garvey
  • Susan Gittelman
  • Kristin Gowdy
  • Monique Hall
  • Kathryn Hanifan
  • Stephanie Haughey
  • Danielle Justo
  • Isabel Kaubisch
  • Elizabeth Krol
  • Pamela Messenger
  • Barbara Oddo
  • Michelle ONeil
  • Susan Phillips
  • Tricia Pinto
  • Stan Sadkowski
  • Patricia Schiapelli
  • Julie Schultz
  • Viviana Scrugli
  • Kim Sousa
  • Sarah Wegman