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    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
    Presentation (PDF)

    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
    Presentation (PDF)

    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
    Presentation 1 (PDF)
    Presentaiton 2 (PDF)

    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
    Presentation (PDF)

    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
    Presentation 1 (PDF)
    Presentation 2 (PDF)

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

    Informal discussion and lunch buffet


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