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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each week, Doug sits down with thinkers, scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity's greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet's future, right here on the America Adapts podcast.
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Jan 28, 2019

In episode 82 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Signe Nielsen, a landscape architect based in New York City.  Signe has been working on projects in NYC for decades and we discuss how climate change adaptation is being addressed in the city.  We discuss the impact of Superstorm Sandy and the challenges of keeping people safe and ensuring the people of New York are not cut off from the coasts by rising seas and rising sea walls.  We also talk about managed retreat, rethinking ecological systems, the new ethics of climate change for landscape architects and much, much more!

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Topics covered:

  • The 3 basic principles for designing for the future.
  • The long term impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York’s infrastructure and psyche.
  • What sea level rise means for a landscape architect.
  • Pondering NYC’s future with sea walls surrounding the city.
  • The role of the city’s Public Design Commission in dealing with climate change.
  • How to navigate the climate change adaptation bureaucracy in NYC.
  • The history of Pier 42 and the challenges of community engagement on this project.
  • Managed retreat and it’s future in NYC.
  • Will NYC need to rethink what a natural system is in regards to coastlines.
  • What do landscape architect programs need for a new generation of professionals. Are they factoring in climate change?
  • Should landscape architects adhere to a climate change ethical code?

Signe’s Model Adaptation Project mentioned in the episode:
http://www.pier55.com/

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Links in this episode:
https://www.aiany.org/news/climate-change-in-nyc-bridging-science-and-practice/
https://www.mnlandscape.com/people/signe_nielsen
https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/case-study-complexity
https://dirt.asla.org/2017/11/14/five-years-after-superstorm-sandy-is-new-york-city-better-prepared-for-the-next-storm/
http://www.downtownexpress.com/2015/03/26/signe-nielsen/


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Jan 14, 2019

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In episode 81 of America Adapts - the third in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons attends the Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) Symposium in Santa Cruz, California. The Symposium was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, with disaster and flooding experts participating from all over the world. Doug and Anita Van Breda, of World Wildlife Fund, interviewed these experts on topics ranging from nature based solutions, community engagement, to the history the Army Corps. We also visited some field sites to learn about on the ground adaptation efforts in the San Francisco Bay area. 

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Topics covered:

  • The role of Nature based solutions in flood risk management.
  • The critical role of community and stakeholder engagement.
  • History of flood management with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Collaborating with international partners on nature based solutions to flooding.
  • International examples of disasters and community engagement.
  • On the ground adaptation examples of sea level rise mitigation.
  • The “how tos” of community engagement.
  • Developing guidelines for nature based solutions to climate change and flooding.

Experts in this episode:
Anita Van Breda, WWF
Dr. Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Enda Murphy, Senior Marine Infrastructure Research Engineer, National Research Council Canada
Dr. Cath Brooks, Senior Engagement Adviser, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency, United Kingdom
Dr. Maria Dillard, Research Social Scientist with Community Resilience Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Anita Van Breda, World Wildlife Fund


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Flood Green Guide:
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https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/bios/bio_bridges_todd.html
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-with-natural-processes-to-reduce-flood-risk
https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/nnbf.html

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Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts!  Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!

 For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.  

Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions
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Producer Dan Ackerstein
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Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

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