Breakout Session 8
Game of Floods
Game of Floods: A Stakeholder Engagement Activity (90 min.)
Role-playing time! Marin County’s award winning “Game of Floods” is a stakeholder engagement activity on sea level rise adaptation, including traditional flood protection measures such as levees and seawalls; green infrastructure including horizontal levees, wetland restorations, and beach nourishment; building retrofits; and policy/zoning changes.
The Game of Floods: Preservation Edition, developed with advisory assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, includes increased assets of historic/cultural importance including urban historic waterfront districts, non-designated historic buildings, cultural landscapes, and sacred archaeological sites. Participants are tasked with choosing strategies
(protection/adaptation/abandonment), while considering community values. Attention will be given to special adaptation considerations based on building material types (brick/stone masonry vs woodframed). Unique to this edition will be discussion on the impacts that adaptation strategies have on integrity and community character, and mitigation for loss of sites which can’t feasibly be protected.
- Alex Westhoff | Marin County Community Development Agency
- Adrienne Burke | Executive Director, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP)