EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: City of Cambridge Port Climate Change & Preparedness Plan


Date: June 12, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

EBC is excited to present this series of webinars featuring projects and organizations leading the way in climate change adaptation and mitigation in New England. Featuring the nominated projects for the 2020 EBC Annual EBEE Awards Program, this series will focus on the forward-thinking and innovative projects being planned and implemented throughout New England.

The Port Climate Change & Preparedness Plan provides a planning framework for resiliency. The Port is at risk of increased flooding and more frequent heat waves. It is representative of Cambridge neighborhoods with a dense residential area and underground infrastructure. The Plan adopted three ideas for change: Enhanced Gray & Green Infrastructure at the neighborhood scale; Super-Resilient Blocks addressing groups of buildings and open spaces; and Resilient People taking an active role in building stronger social connections. It recognizes that climate change preparedness requires a strong partnership among the stakeholders, including the City, community leaders, business owners, institutions, and residents. The impact of the actions in reducing GHG emissions is evaluated for climate change mitigation. The ideas for change are supported by resiliency strategies and actions that are at different stages of development including study or conceptual design, pilot projects, and policies.

Join us for this EBC webinar to learn how the Port Plan connects high-level planning strategies with specific implementation measures at the forefront of best practices for New England communities.

Final Agenda – Climate Change Webinar Series – City of Cambridge Port Climate Change and Preparedness Plan


Program Chair & Moderator:

  • Nathalie Beauvais, Climate Lead, Principal, Kleinfelder

Speaker Agenda:

3 “Big Ideas” for The Port

  • John Bolduc, Environmental Planner, Community Development Department, City of Cambridge

Resilient Stormwater: Grey and Green Infrastructure

  • Kathy Watkins, Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, City of Cambridge

Resilient Energy: Super Resilient Blocks

  • Adam Friedberg, Principal, Buro Happold
  • Robin Seidel, Architect, Climate Change Practice, Kleinfelder

Attendee List

Kate Ackerson Kleinfelder Engineer II
Cassandra Albrecht Weston & Sampson Engineer I
Christopher Balerna Kleinfelder Sr. Project Manager
David Bedoya Dewberry Market Segment Lead
Joanne Bissetta DOER – Green Communities Deputy Director, Green Communities Division
James Bossange
Victoria Brudz Milone & MacBroom Environmental Scientist
Wayne Cobleigh GZA VP- Client Services
Carter Craft Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York Sr. Economic Officer
Peter DeBruin Massachusetts Port Authority Climate Mitigation & Resiliency Manager
Darlene DeFabio New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Fish and Wildlife Tech
Neal Duffy Green Communities, MA DOER Northeast Regional Coordniator
Steve Engler Sasaki Senior Associate
Elizabeth Faxon Town of Townsend Planning Board and ZBA Administrator
Jamie Fay Tetra Tech President
Jessica Fosbrook City of Somerville Director of Engineering
Indrani Ghosh Weston & Sampson Technical Leader
Caitlin Greeley RI Division of Statewide Planning Principal Planner
Roberta Groch RI Division of Statewide Planning Assistant Chief
Philip Hanna Davey Resource Group Area Manager
Stefani Harrison Stantec Senior Associate
Rich Hersey Gloucester Harbor Community Development Corporation Exec Dir
Fran Hoey Tighe & Bond Senior Vice President
Brittany Hoffnagle Woods Hole Group Environmental Scientist
Todd Isherwood Mass Maritime Outreach Specialist/Energy Manager
Charlie Jewell Boston Water and Sewer Commission Director of Planning and Sustainability
Kyle Johnson Kleinfelder Climate Resiliency Staff Professional
Kathryn Kaminski Harvard University Associate Director of Environmental Compliance
Melissa Kaplan BSC Group Manager of Ecological Sciences – CT
Sally Kramer Kleinfelder Staff Professional I
Barbara Landau Noble, Wickersham & Heart, LLP Partner
Nathan Little MWRA Project Manager
David Lyons Anderson Kreiger LLP Associate
Pallavi Mande Charles River Watershed Association Director of Watershed Resilience
Margot Mansfield MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Coastal Hazards & Climate Specialist
Nina Mascarenhas Mystic River Watershed Association Intern
Darya Mattes Mystic River Urban Waters federal partnership urban waters ambassador
Ian Mead Tighe & Bond Senior Project Manager
Michael Miller MassDevelopment Retired SVP Real Estate Operations
Hillary Monahan MWRA Environmental Planner
Katie Moniz Tetra Tech Senior Project Manager
Deanna Moran Conservation Law Foundation Director, Environmental Planning
Tom Morgan Town of Seabrook, NH Town Planner
Deborah Morris Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellow
David Moyer National Grid Distributed Generation – Account Manager
David Murphy Tighe & Bond Vice President
Brendan O’Brien Boston Water and Sewer Commission Project Director of Asset Management
Josh ONeill State of Rhode Island – Division of Planning Supervising Planner
Bruna Paranhos Jacobs Civil Engineer
Gretchen Rabinkin Boston Society of Landscape Architects Executive Director
Mark Rabinsky Mass DOER Western Regional Coordinator
Susanne Rasmussen City of Cambridge Director of Environmental & Transportation Planning
Spence Smith Jacobs Principal Technologist/Project Manager
Nancy Smith The Office of Public Health Preparedness/ The Boston Public Health Commission Program Manager
Tyler Soleau Government Assistant Director at CZM
Jennifer Stevenson Climable.org Deputy Director
Frank Stone New Ecology, Inc. Project Manager
John Sullivan Boston Water & Sewer Commission Chief Engineer
Allyn Sullivan AECOM Biologist
Marissa Valentino BSC Group, Inc.
Andrew Vitvitsky MIT Climate CoLab Research Associate
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Julie Wormser Mystic River Watershed Association Deputy Director
Cole Worthy Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Program Manager
Joanna Wozniak-Brown University of Connecticut Assistant Director of Resilience Planning

The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: City of Cambridge Port Climate Change & Preparedness Plan completed on June 12, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Webinar Series – City of Cambridge Port Climate Change and Preparedness Plan

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