Risks and Opportunity Markets: Climate Change and the Housing Crisis


Date: September 30, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

The Climate Adaptation Forum is a collaboration between the Environmental Business Council and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The September Climate Adaptation Forum will focus on the impacts of climate change on the U.S. housing market– both negative consequences and potential opportunities—as well as the role and the need for affordable, climate-resilient housing in all markets across the country.

Forum Co-Chairs

Deanna Moran, Director of Environmental Planning, Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts

Jason Hellendrung, Vice President, Planning & Design, Tetra Tech

Forum Speakers

Jane Carbone, LEED AP, Director of Development, Homeowner’s Rehab Inc.

David Downs, Vice President of Catholic Charities POP (Progress of Peoples) Development Corporation

Lee Reiners, Policy Director, Duke Financial Economics Center

Laurie Schoeman, Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital Enterprise Community Partners

Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an essential and permanent topic for professional, academic, government and public discussion.

Civil engineers, architects, building owners, real estate investors, insurers, planners, environmental regulators, transportation providers, emergency responders, public health providers, and many others are grappling with how to incorporate the evident need for adaptation and resilience into much of what they do. Academia is also deepening its involvement with this most important and fascinating set of public policy issues.

The growing body of experience and expertise in adaptation is not widely appreciated either within or across the traditional silos that define professions, disciplines and practices. At the same time, there is no regular, ongoing opportunity for adaptation professionals from various fields to meet in Boston to cross-pollinate ideas and share solutions to common problems.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston have collaborated to establish a quarterly series of half-day Climate Adaptation Forums that will provide cutting-edge thought leadership on adaptation to climate change for environmental and energy professionals, policy makers, municipal officials, NGOs, and practitioners.

These quarterly forums will address everything from infrastructure and design solutions to communication challenges and barriers to implementation to policy solutions to the nexus of climate and equity. Local, national and global speakers will represent forward-thinking institutions, global firms, academia, government and other high level practitioners. Join the ever-growing group of professionals working to address the challenge of climate change adaptation and resiliency at the quarterly forums.

More about the Forum here: https://climateadaptationforum.org/

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