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Building Community Expertise: The NY/NJ USACE HATS Teach-In
Join us for "Building Community Expertise: The NY/NJ USACE HATS Teach-In," a flood infrastructure teach-in to better understand the US Army Corps of Engineers' proposed plan for flood protection in the New York and New Jersey region. This day-long event will feature presentations and live Q+A sessions with Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Academics, Coastal Engineers, Oceanographers, and other experts who can help us all understand the USACE HATS preferred plan.

You only need to register once, the zoom link will give you access to all sessions.


9:00 AM | SESSION 1: Welcome
Amy Chester, Rebuild by Design

9:15 AM | SESSION 2: Climate risks in the region, the Army Corps proposal & process
Bernice Rosenzweig, Sarah Lawrence College
Colonel Matthew Luzzatto, USACE
Bryce Wisemiller, USACE
Carissa Scarpa, USACE
Kate Boicourt, Environmental Defense Fund

11:15 AM | SESSION 3: Functionality of the proposed flood measures, multi-hazard and multi-benefit design, and examples from other cities
Edgar Westerhof, Arcadis
Justine Shapiro-Kline, One Architecture & Urbanism
Luce Bassetti, Jacobs

12:30 | SESSION 4: Leveraging nature and mitigating potential threats to water quality
Pippa Brashear, SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Phil Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology

2:00 | SESSION 5: The effects of the USACE proposal on the region’s critical infrastructure and long-term planning
Nick Angarone, NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Matthew Chlebus, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Cherry Mui, NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice

3:30 | SESSION 6: Potential impacts of the USACE proposal on Environmental Justice communities and housing equity
Anthony Rogers-Wright, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest
Hillary Ho, Regional Plan Association
Johanna Lawton, Rebuild by Design

4:45 | SESSION 7: Hazard and risk assessment
Maxwell Evans, Jupiter Intelligence
Samantha Danchuk, APTIM

5:30 | SESSION 8: Final Q+A

Jan 25, 2023 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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