Incorporating Climate Solutions
February 9th, 2017
Incorporating Climate Solutions into Day to Day Adaptation
AICP CM 1.25 credits – Event #9118604
Participants in this webinar learned how to approach development, financing and implementation of climate adaptation strategies across all municipal planning activities. This webinar covered:
- How to incorporate adaptation thinking into day-to-day municipal processes;
- How to incorporate climate preparedness strategies into a comprehensive Master Plan;
- How to develop measureable benchmarks for assessing progress towards stated climate adaptation and mitigation objectives.
Kristin Baja is the Climate and Resilience Planner with the Office of Sustainability at Baltimore City. She is responsible for development and implementation of the City’s Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan (DP3) which integrates climate adaptation with hazard mitigation efforts. She is also responsible for climate change communication and outreach, Community Rating System certification, resiliency planning and STAR Communities certification. Kristin is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is also responsible for regulating the city’s floodplain. She is an active member of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, Climate Communications Consortium of Maryland, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and the Baltimore City Forestry Board. Before joining Baltimore City, Kristin worked for the City of Ann Arbor developing their Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Framework. She has been involved in climate and resilience planning with various cities throughout the United States. Kristin holds a Master of Urban Planning degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan. In 2016, Kristin was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for her work on climate equity and resilience.
Since 1996, Rhett Lamb has been the Planning Director for the City of Keene New Hampshire were he performs a broad array of planning tasks including the development of comprehensive plans, drafting of zoning ordinances and subdivision/site plan regulations, and review of development proposals. He is also involved in the implementation of management systems and GIS mapping to support planning functions and municipal decision making. Mr. Lamb has a Masters Degree from Tufts University, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning where he specialized in land use and water resource protection issues. Mr. Lamb served on the New Hampshire Governor’s Climate Change Policy Task Force and has been working on the City of Keene’s Climate Initiative since 1998. Mr. Lamb is on the Board of Directors of the Hannah Grimes Center and past co-chair of the New England Municipal Sustainability Network Sponsored by USEPA . Mr. Lamb helps to coach the Keene High School Alpine Ski team and is long time member of the New Hampshire Alpine Ski Racing Association.
This webinar is part of the series: Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).