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EBC Evening Program: Update on Real Estate Development in Boston and Implications of Sea Level Rise on New Development
September 18, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - October 21, 2021 @ 8:36 am
Boston has one of the most dynamic commercial and residential real estate development cities in the country and that development is booming throughout the city. City regulators have approved billions of dollars in new construction projects, from the New Balance headquarters in Brighton, to large residential and retail developments in Downtown Crossing, the Seaport District, the Fenway, the Back Bay, and the South End. For this EBC Evening program, Peter Meade, Chief Economic Development Officer for the City of Boston, will discuss ongoing development and planned development activities for the city.
But the specter of surging sea levels has developers on edge, especially for those projects in the city’s waterfront. But the concern goes beyond that into other major parts of Boston. A quick review of The Boston Harbor Association’s Boston Sea Level Rise Maps and 2013 Preparing for the Rising Tide Report provides great justification for concern on the part of developers. The second speaker for this EBC program, Nancy Girard, Boston’s Commissioner of the Environmental Department, will discuss the significant implications of sea level rise for Boston and the direction the city is taking to mitigate the impact on development in the city.
Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
Peter Meade, Director, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Nancy L. Girard, Commissioner of the Environment Department, City of Boston
Registration and Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
EBC members: $50*
Government & Non-Profit Rate: $25
*After September 16th and at the door, add $20.
Cancellations must be received by 5pm on September 16th for a refund.
Subsidized Rates: Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door.
Only 5 registrations available at each rate.
Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed, NOT self-employed.
Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.
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