Resilience, Ecology, and Access at the Water's Edge, Online, April 5, 3-4 pm

  • 5 April 2023
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : AIA Connecticut
Resilience, Ecology, and Access at the Water's Edge, Online, April 5
Event Description

WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) is the gold standard for resilient, ecologically sound, and accessible projects that touch the water's edge. WEDG is a national rating system that has verified projects that include everything from industrial facilities in the Bronx and mixed-use developments in Brooklyn to public park space in North Carolina.

From intricate ecosystems to overlapping jurisdictions and land use policies, working waterfront design is complex, even for the most seasoned planners, practitioners, and communities, and is becoming even more so with the growing risk of coastal flooding due to sea level rise. With help from hundreds of experts in design, science, community development, engineering, and insurance, the Waterfront Alliance developed WEDG, a science-based voluntary rating system and set of guidelines to address these challenges at the project scale.

In this presentation, They’ll share an overview of the WEDG standards, discuss its application on working waterfronts, and discuss how city and state agencies can utilize them to influence development on their waterfronts.

Attendees will be able to understand:

- How the WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) program operates
- How resilience, ecology, and access can be incorporated into waterfront projects
- The resources available to local governments to adapt to climate change
- The constraints around development on working waterfronts

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • AIA Connecticut
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Joseph Sutkowi, Chief Waterfront Design Officer, Waterfront Alliance

      Michael Hunton, PLA, ASLA, WEDG, Senior Project Manager, LANGAN
  • Cost
    • AIA Connecticut/Allied Member: $65.00

      AIA Member another Component: $65.00

      Non-Member: $130.00
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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