Florida Events

Join us for this lunchtime discussion on Friday, January 29 at 12 pm with:

Gilbert Gaul, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Geography of Risk, Sea Grant’s Coastal Planning Specialist, Thomas Ruppert, and hosts Jason Von Meding, Associate Professor from UF’s Rinker School, and Darien Williams from Urban Planning at MIT.

Our long history of  thinking about how to best build to protect structures from coastal threats such as hurricanes, erosion, surge, and flooding is often about how we build but overlooks the critically important discussion of where  we build.

This session looks at our collective future based on our decisions today.

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Join us on Friday, Februay 5th at 12 pm.

Much of the burden of adapting to climate change falls to local governments in their roles as providers of infrastructure and planning for redevelopment and growth. Local governments vary widely in staff and financial resources available to address these increasing burdens. New thinking is necessary to develop creative, adaptable equitable options for the dynamic impacts of climate on local government revenue and expenditures.
Panelists include:
  • Chad Friedman, Partner, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, who represents developers and governmental entities in land use, zoning, resiliency and general government matters
  • Erin Deady, P.A. who specializes in sustainability, climate, environmental, land use, water law and securing grants
  • Caroline Lewis, Founder and Senior Climate Advisor of the CLEO Institute
Moderated by: Thomas Ruppert , Coastal Planning Specialist, Florida Sea Grant

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 PIEC 27 will be held virtually via ZOOM. Registration is free this year, but you must register here to get a link. Please review the agenda to see options for each day’s breakout session, then visit the registration page from the main menu.

This year’s theme, Equitable Transitions: Visions for a Sustainable and Just Future, recognizes that the events leading us into 2021 have been a-historical in their gravity and importance. At this critical juncture, PIEC 27 will explore the most urgent environmental challenges we currently face and the social inequities that they expose and inflame. 

This virtual symposium will explore lessons garnered from the Caribbean and South Florida realities and their applicability across the region and beyond. Bringing together social and physical scientists, economists, scholars, and leaders from around the region, this symposium will explore the interconnected and salient climate-induced or climate-aggravated aspects directly affecting people in the region. The goal is to better appreciate the associations between climate stressors, such as physical, societal, and economic vulnerabilities, and climate shocks, such as extreme weather events, as well as the correlated challenges and opportunities each presents.


Symposium details

Hosted by the Florida Section, ACE 2021 will unite professionals from major industry, private sector, consulting, government and education for an exciting event that will explore the ever-expanding environmental challenges and provide solutions to becoming and remaining resilient for tomorrow.

ACE 2021 will be held in a fully-virtual, interactive format to ensure the safety of all attendees, volunteers, and employees.  Technical content will be delivered through many livestream sessions, on-demand videos and recorded presentations, and we will be adding interactive Q & A and networking opportunities for authors, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.

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