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Monday, May 8 • 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Waterfront Permitting in the Age of Climate Change

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Community groups and design professionals are sounding the alarm about roadblocks within the waterfront permitting process of New York City and other jurisdictions. The importance of directly confronting the regulatory environment’s effects on waterfront and coastal permitting is greater now than ever. Given the scale and dimensions of the green, climate-resilient infrastructure needed in frontline and waterfront communities this is a timely discussion. Stakeholders point to the lack of flexibility for innovative design, permit review times, disincentives for innovation, and the complexity of permitting public access projects. This panel takes a hard look at the current system and opens a strong discussion on options for reform that prevent backsliding.

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Pippa Brashear

Principal, SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Pippa Brashear, RLA, is Resilience Principal and Partner at SCAPE. A leading national expert on resilience planning and design for climate adaptation, Pippa works with multi-disciplinary teams to develop landscape strategies and next-century infrastructure that integrate environmental... Read More →
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Sandy Collins

Senior Vice President, AKRF, Inc.
Sandy Collins has worked on and managed multidisciplinary projects for more than 36 years. She specializes in natural resource assessments and permit compliance for projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, specializing in waterfront projects. She has... Read More →
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Jon Miller, WEDG

Research Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Jon Miller is a research associate professor of coastal and ocean engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Miller currently serves as the director of the New Jersey Coastal Protection... Read More →
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Dena Prastos

Founder & CEO, Indigo River
As founder and CEO of Indigo River, Dena Prastos, AIA, is the first "waterfront architect," trailblazing a new category in the industry. Indigo River is a women-owned (WBE) transdisciplinary design firm focused on progressive waterfront architecture, resiliency, and climate adaptation... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2023 3:05pm - 3:55pm EDT
Safra Hall (1st Floor)