Webinar: Strategies for Coastal Resilience

How Communities Need to Adapt from the Smart Growth Network
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:00pm EST

More severe storms and rising seas will inexorably push the American coastline inland, leading to profound impacts on communities, infrastructure and natural systems. How can we prepare for these changes? What kinds of adaptations are going to be required? What tools are available to planners, coastal managers, and developers to protect vulnerable areas?

The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network held this webinar on Friday, February 28, to review the problems our coastlines are facing.

Panelists Jeffrey Peterson, author of A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas, and Katie Spidalieri, J.D., a Senior Associate with Georgetown Climate Center, presented these problems and offered possible solutions. They also identified and discussed tools, strategies, and policy recommendations for anyone seeking information on how coastal communities and states need to adapt to the climate crisis and how the federal government can help.