2016 PROGRAM

Schedule, panels, topics, and presentations abstracts

Browse the four day conference program below. View the printed program here.

Day 1
10 Apr 2016
Day 2
11 Apr 2016
Day 3
12 Apr 2016
Day 4
13 Apr 2016

Registration Opens at Noon

If you purchased tickets prior to March 20th: Check-in at the registration table at the Marriott Hotel to pick up the advance registration packet.

If you have not registered yet: It’s okay! You can purchase tickets at the conference registration desk, beginning at noon on Sunday, April 10th, and each day of the conference, thereafter.

For information about ticket prices and conference details, visit the FAQ page. Or follow the jump below for more information.

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Walking Tours and Bus Excursions

Get to know some of Newport’s neighborhoods and historic sites before the conference gets underway. All sites and tours are free with a conference badge, which will be available for pick-up at the registration desk starting at noon on April 10.  More information and tour times, after the jump.

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Opening Reception

Cocktail reception & Rhode Island Resiliency Showcase.

Dinner

Welcoming remarks by Pieter Roos, Executive Director, Newport Restoration Foundation, and Edward P. Henry, President, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Pieter Roos
Edward P. Henry

Continental Breakfast and Registration

If you purchased tickets prior to March 20th: Check-in at the registration table at the Marriott Hotel.

If you have not registered yet: It’s okay! You can purchase tickets at the registration desk any day of the conference.

For information about ticket prices and conference details, visit the FAQ page. Or follow the jump below for more information.

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Postcards from the Edge | Day Two

8:45-9:00 am | Welcoming Remarks: Featuring Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator

9:15-10:00 am | IntroductionPam Rubinoff, Senior Coastal Manager, Coastal Resources Center, URI | Keynote Address: Adam Markham, Deputy Director of the Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

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Pam Rubinoff
Adam Markham
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Panel #1 | U.S. Case Studies

Session Chair: Pieter Roos, Executive Director, Newport Restoration Foundation

Matthew Pelz | Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston: A History of Incredibly Violent Storms, Savvy Adaptations, and Unintended Consequences

Lisa Craig | Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis
Weather It Together: Partnering to Protect a National Treasure

Adrienne Burke | Community Development Director, Fernandina Beach, FL
Planning for Action: Sea Level rise and a Historic Barrier Island Community

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Pieter Roos
Matthew Pelz
Lisa Craig
Adrienne Burke

Lunch

Use your lunch hour to explore Newport, visit the 74 Bridge Street case study property, participate in a brown-bag workshop, or meet the next generation of preservationists. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Student and emerging professional poster displays
Workshop: Lauren Carson, RI Representative, House District 75, Report from the RI House Special Study Commission on the Economic Impact of Sea Rise and Flooding in Rhode Island

Lauren Carson

Postcards from the Edge: Mini-Keynote

Introduction | Robert Russell, Professor, Cultural and Historic Preservation, Salve Regina University

Keynote | Tom Dawson, The Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project: A citizen science approach to a national heritage issue

Tom Dawson

Panel #2 | Global and Historical Precedents

Session chair: Frank G. Matero, Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

Matthijs de Boer | City-planner-architect, Rotterdam
Well designed water protection measures as future cultural heritage

Khosro Movahed | Professor of Architecture and Regional Planning, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
A Study on the Role of People in Saving the Historical Coastal City of Bushehr, Iran

Sara Penrhyn Jones | Bath Spa University
Troubled Waters: The role of practice-led research in understanding and documenting heritage loss.

Anna Somers Cocks | OBE, FSA Founding Editor and CEO, The Art Newspaper; former chair of Venice in Peril
Venice: they’re fixing the flooding, so why isn’t Venice saved? 

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Anna Somers Cocks
Khosro Movahed
Frank G. Matero
Sara Penrhyn Jones
Matthijs de Boer

Panel #3 | Informing Action

Session chair: Stephen White, Dean of the School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University

Marcy Rockman | National Park Service
The Sea Doesn’t Preserve Unimpaired: The US National Park Service Program and Vision for Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

David Waggonner | Waggonner and Ball Architects

Jeana Wiser | National Trust for Historic Preservation
Resilient Preservation: In the Face of Climate Change

Andrew Potts | US/ICOMOS
Local Impacts, Global Solutions: Tapping into the international climate change and heritage community of practice

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Jeana Wiser
Stephen White
David Waggonner
Marcy Rockman
Andrew Potts

Continental Breakfast and Registration

If you purchased tickets prior to March 20th: Check-in at the registration table at the Marriott Hotel.

If you have not registered yet: It’s okay! You can purchase tickets at the registration desk any day of the conference.

For information about ticket prices and conference details, visit the FAQ page. Or follow the jump below for more information.

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Rolling Up Our Sleeves | Day Three

8:45-9:00 am | Welcoming Remarks: Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Mayor, City of Newport

9:00-10:00 am | Keynote: Mary Rowe, Urban Animator, Civic & Social Organization Leader
Community resilience and preserving the built environment

10:00-10:30 am | Coffee Break (Ballroom Foyer)

10:30am-12:00pm | PANEL #4: Structural Adaptations

Session chair: Ashley Wilson, AIA, ASID, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Meisha Hunter Burkett | Senior Preservationist, LiI/Saltzman Architects, New York, NY
Silent and Unseen: Historic Water Infrastructure and Global Climate Change

Lindsay S. Hannah | Project Manager and Architectural Historian | and Kate Kuranda, Senior Vice President, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Ain’t No Foundation High Enough: The Conundrum of Elevation

Janet Cakir | Climate Change Adaptation and Socioeconomics Coordinator, NPS
Making Decisions in the Context of Climate Change

Elizabeth English | Department of Architecture, University of Waterloo
Amphibious Architecture: Where Flood Risk Reduction Meets Climate Change Adaptation

12-1:30 pm | Lunch Break

12:15-1:15 pm | Workshop 

Boxed lunches will be provided.

Workshop w/Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, 12:15 – 1:15 pm 
We Culcha and de Sea: Lesson of Community Engagement from the Sea Islands’ Indigenous Gullah/Geechee

Use the your lunch hour to explore Newport, visit the 74 Bridge Street case study property, or participate in the brown-bag workshop.

12:00-3:00 pm | 74 Bridge Street Open Hours

1:30-3:00 pm | PANEL #5: Imagined Adaptations

Session chair: Dennis Carlberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Sustainability Director, Boston University; and co-chair, Sustainability Council at the Urban Land Institute

74 Bridge Street Team (BCA, Inc. and Union Studio) 
Case study of resiliency measures for an 18th-c. Newport house and neighborhood

Mason Andrews | Department of Architecture, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
A Quarter Low: Tidewater Resiliency Design Challenge – Collaboration between Hampton and Old Dominion Universities

Suzanne Mathew | Department of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Imagining the Future Historic in the Landscape Architecture Studio

3:00-3:30 pm | Coffee Break (Ballroom Foyer)

3:30-4:45 pm | PANEL #6: Administrative Tactics

Session chair: Edward Sanderson, Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer for Rhode Island

Dan Nees | Environment Finance Center, University of Maryland & Joanne Throwe | Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Innovation in Resiliency Financing

Mary Kate Ryan | State Survey Coordinator, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Heritage and Climate Change: on challenges of communicating within and outside of the state on efforts to mitigate and manage climate change effects on historical resources

Jeremy Young | Project Manager, Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office
Protecting Life, Property, and Place: Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Historic Preservation Planning

5:00-6:00 pm | CLOSING ROUNDTABLE: What Have We Learned & Where Do We Go From Here?

Session chair: Cornelia Dean | veteran science writer and science editor (1997-2003), The New York Times; teaching fellow and writer-in–residence, Brown University

Adam Markham | Deputy Director of Climate and Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists

John Englander | Oceanographer, consultant, author and sea level rise expert

Grover Fugate | Executive Director of the Coastal Resources Management Council

Jim Lindberg | National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Green Lab

…..and on to Day #4 | Workshops & Seminars

 

Mary Rowe

Panel #4 | Structural Adaptations

Session chair: Ashley Wilson, AIA, ASID, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Meisha Hunter Burkett | Senior Preservationist, LiI/Saltzman Architects, New York, NY
Silent and Unseen: Historic Water Infrastructure and Global Climate Change

Lindsay S. Hannah | Project Manager and Architectural Historian | and Kate Kuranda, Senior Vice President, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Ain’t No Foundation High Enough: The Conundrum of Elevation

Janet Cakir | Climate Change Adaptation and Socioeconomics Coordinator, NPS
Making Decisions in the Context of Climate Change

Elizabeth English | Department of Architecture, University of Waterloo
Amphibious Architecture: Where Flood Risk Reduction Meets Climate Change Adaptation

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Ashley Wilson
Lindsay S. Hannah
Elizabeth English
Janet Cakir
Meisha Hunter Burkett

74 Bridge Street Open Hours

The 74 Bridge Street Project is an effort by the Newport Restoration Foundation to protect the Christopher Townsend House, a building owned by NRF and located within the bounds of Newport’s National Landmark District.

Lunch

Boxed lunches will be provided.

Workship w/Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, 12:15 – 1:15 pm 
We Culcha and de Sea: Lesson of Community Engagement from the Sea Islands’ Indigenous Gullah/Geechee

Use the your lunch hour to explore Newport, visit the 74 Bridge Street case study property, or participate in the brown-bag workshop.

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine

Panel #5 | Imagined Adaptations

Session chair: Dennis Carlberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Sustainability Director, Boston University; and co-chair, Sustainability Council at the Urban Land Institute

74 Bridge Street Team (BCA, Inc. and Union Studio) 
Case study of resiliency measures for an 18th-c. Newport house and neighborhood

Mason Andrews | Department of Architecture, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
A Quarter Low: Tidewater Resiliency Design Challenge – Collaboration between Hampton and Old Dominion Universities

Suzanne Mathew | Department of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Imagining the Future Historic in the Landscape Architecture Studio

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Stephanie Zurek
Suzanne Mathew
Lisa Howe
Dennis Carlberg
Mason Andrews

Panel #6 | Administrative Tactics

Session chair: Edward Sanderson, Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer for Rhode Island

Dan Nees | Environment Finance Center, University of Maryland & Joanne Throwe | Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Innovation in Resiliency Financing

Mary Kate Ryan | State Survey Coordinator, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Heritage and Climate Change: on challenges of communicating within and outside of the state on efforts to mitigate and manage climate change effects on historical resources

Jeremy Young | Project Manager, Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office
Protecting Life, Property, and Place: Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Historic Preservation Planning

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Jeremy Ryan Young
Joanne Throwe
Edward Sanderson
Mary Kate Ryan
Dan Nees

What have we learned + Where do we go from here? | Closing Roundtable

Session chair: Cornelia Dean | veteran science writer and science editor (1997-2003), The New York Times; teaching fellow and writer-in–residence, Brown University

Adam Markham | Deputy Director of Climate and Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists

John Englander | Oceanographer, consultant, author and sea level rise expert

Grover Fugate | Executive Director of the Coastal Resources Management Council

Jim Lindberg | National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Green Lab

Grover Fugate
John Englander
Cornelia Dean
Adam Markham

Morning Coffee and Registration

If you purchased tickets prior to March 20th: Check-in at the registration table at the Marriott Hotel.

If you have not registered yet: It’s okay! You can purchase tickets at the registration desk any day of the conference.

For information about ticket prices and conference details, visit the FAQ page. Or follow the jump below for more information.

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Workshop and Seminar Sessions

City of Annapolis (Lisa Craig, session manager)
Weather It Together: A Community-Based Action Plan for Climate Change (Annapolis as a model)

Amanda Babson, et al. (NPS Northeast Regional Coastal Climate Adaptation Coordinator)
Site Specific Inundation Threat Assessment and Climate Change Adaptation

Roderick Scott
Flood Hazard Mitigation Toolkit

Alex Westhoff (Marin County Community Development Agency)
The Game of FloodsTM: Preservation Edition

Jennifer Wellock, et al. (Technical Reviewer, National Park Service)
Navigating Uncharted Waters: Disaster Planning for Historic Properties

Dan Nees, (Environment Finance Center, UMD) & Joanne Throwe (Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
Innovation in Resilience Financing

74 Bridge Street Team, Lisa Howe and Douglas Kallfelz
Case study of Christopher Townsend House and exhibition of mitigation strategies

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Alex Westhoff
Jennifer Wellock
Joanne Throwe
Nigel Shaw
Louisette Scott
Roderick Scott
Marcy Rockman
Dan Nees
Douglas Kallfelz
Marilou Ehrler
Jenifer Eggleston
Lisa Craig
Amanda E. Ciampolillo
Amanda Babson

Reducing Flood Risk and Flood Insurance Policy Rates

Reducing Flood Risk and Flood Insurance Policy Rates for Our Older Historic Buildings
Public workshop, FREE
April 13, 5:00-7:00 pm
74 Bridge Street, Newport

Do you want to protect your property and need an idea of where to start? Building owners must initiate and complete flood mitigation projects on their buildings, yet there is very little information out there for the owners of older historic buildings built before flood mapping.

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Louisette Scott
Roderick Scott