Climate Change: USGBC North Carolina Cape Fear Branch explores rising sea level and resilient design

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The USGBC North Carolina Cape Fear Branch will present the science of climate change in a rapidly changing world with a panel discussion about climate change, sea level rise and resilient design on May 12 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (followed by “green drinks”) at the Bluewater Grill, Wrightsville Beach.

“Coastal communities are some of the most vulnerable to the effects of emerging weather patterns and sea level rise,” the chapter says in its event announcement.

Topics and presenters include: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon, professor of biology and marine biology, UNCW; Adaptation Policy and Economics: Dr. Andy Keeler, program head, public policy and coastal sustainability, UNC Coastal Studies Institute, Department of Economics, ECU; and Resilient Design & the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab: Andrew Fox, ASLA, co-director and David Hill, AIA, co-director, Coastal Dynamics Design Lab, NCSU and Xinbo Du, Stewart Engineering.

Panelists also include: Phil Prete, REP, senior environmental planner, City of Wilmington; Paul Carroll, coastal project engineer, AECOM; and Elise Rocks, commercial real estate appraiser, JC Morgan Company.

The fees ($20.00 for students, $35.00 for USGBC NC members and $50 for non nom-members) includes dinner. You can register at this link.


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