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2018 Community Development Institute

Flood Risk & Community Resiliency

2018 CaRDI Community Development Institute
October 11 & 12, 401 Warren Hall, Cornell University


Final Event Program
List of Attendees

Event Agenda

(Click the links below to view presentation slides.)

DAY 1 - Thursday October 11, 2018

8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Robin Blakely-Armitage
Senior Extension Associates, CaRDI, Development Sociology, Cornell University
9:15-9:45 Toward a Collaborative Approach to Flood Risk & Resiliency [Video]
Paul Beyer
State Director of Smart Growth, NYS Department of State
9:45-10:15 Equitable Community Engagement in Climate Resilience Planning [Video]
Aurash Khawarzad
Professor and Urban Planner, New York City
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Policy Responses to Flood Risk & Resiliency
Moderator:
Paul Beyer
State Director of Smart Growth, NYS Department of State
Community Risk and Resiliency Act
Kristin Marcell
Climate Resilience Coordinator, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary
FEMA and the Politics of Mapping Flood Zones
Sarah Pralle
Associate Professor, Political Science, Syracuse University
Flood Smart Communities Program
Jayme Breschard Thomann
Senior Planner, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:15 Community-Based Flood Risk Research – Part 1
Moderator:
Shorna Allred
Associate Professor, Natural Resources, Cornell University
Parcel-level Flood Risk Planning for Coastal Communities on Lake Ontario
Scott Steinschneider
Assistant Professor, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Mary Austerman
Great Lakes Coastal Community Development Specialist, NY Sea Grant
The Uneven Social Landscape of Flood Risk & Climate Migration
Sarah Alexander
PhD Candidate, Development Sociology, Cornell University
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:00 Actionable Strategies for Reducing Flood Risk:
Collaboration, Policy, Planning

Moderator:
Jack Zinda
Assistant Professor, Development Sociology, Cornell University
Panel Presentation
Jamie Vanucchi
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Cornell University
Stevie Adams
Freshwater Conservation Practitioner, The Nature Conservancy
Shelly Johnson-Bennett
Director, Delaware County Planning Department
James Knighton
PhD Candidate, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Jared Enriquez
PhD Candidate, City & Regional Planning, Cornell University
5:30-8:00

Reception and Dinner 
Moakley House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University

DAY 2 – Friday October 12, 2018

8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-10:30 Financing Flood Resilience
Moderator:
David Kay
Senior Extension Associate, CaRDI, Development Sociology, Cornell University
The Impact of Municipal Fiscal Stress on Resiliency
Linda Shi
Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning, Cornell University
Being underwater financially, before you are literally under water
Khris Dodson
Associate Director at Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center
10:30-12:00 Tools & Technical Planning Resources
Moderator:
Brian Rahm
Research Associate, NYS Water Resources Institute, Cornell University
Community Resilience Index: A Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool
Mary Austerman
Great Lakes Coastal Community Development Specialist, NY Sea Grant
Understanding FEMA’s Community Rating System
Jayme Thomann
Senior Planner, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
Interactive Demonstration of the Geographic Information Gateway
Carolyn LaBarbiera Fraioli
Coastal Resources Specialist at NYS Department of State
Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs: Integrating Resilience Through Community Planning
Barbara Kendall
Coastal Resources Specialist at NYS Department of State
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:00 Community-Based Flood Risk Research – Part 2
Moderator:
Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman
Senior Extension Associate, CaRDI, Development Sociology, Cornell University
Design with People & Place: Engaged Research in the Climate-Adaptive Design Studio
Josh Cerra
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Cornell University
Community Cultural Perspectives on Resilience: Rust2Green Binghamton
Shorna Allred
Associate Professor, Natural Resources, Cornell University & Faculty Director, Rust2Green Binghamton
2:00-3:30

Outreach Strategies & Climate Change Communication
Moderator:
Katherine Bunting-Howarth
Interim Director, New York Sea Grant Institute,
Assistant Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Working with Local Communities on Flood Resilience Efforts
Kristen Hychka
Syracuse Environmental Finance Center
Educating Decision Makers about Climate Change
Allison Chatrchyan
Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions
Using Natural Resource Inventories as a Springboard for Adaptation Planning
Laura Heady
Conservation & Land Use Program Coordinator, Hudson River Estuary Program
& Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Using Mixed Media Projects to Enhance Outreach and Communication
Aurash Khawarzad
Professor and Urban Planner, New York City

3:30-4:00 CDI Wrap Up & Refreshment Break
4:00-5:00 Resilient by Design: Hazard Science and Public Policy [Video]
Lucy Jones
Founder, Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science & Society
Author, The Big Ones (Doubleday, April 2018)
Research Associate, Seismological Laboratory of Caltech