Managed Retreat: Documentary Screening and Climate Change Resiliency Panel, November 15, Northampton, MA

  • 15 November 2019
  • Start time : 06:00 PM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : The Conway School
  • Event Location : The Conway School, 88 Village Hill Road, Northampton, MA, 01060, United States
Managed Retreat: Documentary Screening and Climate Change Resiliency Panel The Conway House
Event Description

The Conway School is collaborating with the Western Massachusetts local section of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (WMBSLA) and local design practitioners to host a documentary film screening and panel about climate change. Join us at the Conway School's studio in Northampton on the evening of Friday, November 15, from 6 to 8pm.

The event will begin with a screening of the twenty-minute short film, Managed Retreat, which explores three New York City neighborhoods that, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, were purchased by the New York State government to be demolished and returned to nature as part of the city’s first ‘managed retreat’ from rising sea levels. This observational documentary follows the process of retreat over the course of five seasons, as homes are destroyed and wild animals begin to return.

A panel discussion will follow the film.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • The Conway School
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Panel Speakers:
      Nathan Kensinger, producer and director of Managed Retreat
      Andrew Bohne, landscape architect with PLACE Alliance
      Nate Burgess, landscape architect with Dodson and Flinker
      Emily Slotnick, urban and environmental planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
  • Sponsors
    • The Boston Society of Landscape Architects
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Please park on the street in the Village Hill neighborhood in white-lined spaces.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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