Chase-Miller

2013

Center for Coastal Studies
Chase-Miller Forum
Friday, November 22, 2013, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bay State Room
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Shifting Coasts – Planning and Action in a Changing Environment

9:00- 9:30: Sign- in and Refreshments
9:30: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Pat Hughes, Marine Policy Director, Center for Coastal Studies

Keynote Address: Land-use Planning in the Dynamic Coastal Zone- an Overview of Challenges posed by a Changing Coastal Environment
Chad McGuire, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, UMass Dartmouth

Assessing Vulnerability and Raising Local Awareness of Risks from Storms, Changing Shorelines and Sea Level Rise in Buzzards Bay
Joe Costa, PhD., Executive Director, Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, MCZM

Encouraging Construction and Re-Construction of Storm- resistant Buildings through Financial Incentives and a Zoning Overlay District, Hull
Anne Herbst, Conservation Administrator and Robert Fultz, Director of Planning and Community Development

11:00-11:15 Break

Implementation of an Innovative Tool for Cape and Island towns -the District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) – to protect the Black Point/Great Sippewissett Marsh, Falmouth
Jennifer McKay, Conservation Administrator and Elizabeth Gladfelter, Chairman, Conservation Commission

Economic Incentives for Addressing Coastal Change- the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS)
Ryan Bennett, Cape Cod Commission Energy and Hazard Mitigation Specialist and Susan Leven, Brewster Town Planner

Closing Comments: Lessons Learned & Next Steps
Chad McGuire, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, UMass Dartmouth

Informal discussion and lunch buffet