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Staying Above Water: the Past, Present, & Future of Greater Portland’s Historic Coastal Communities

October 1-22, 2020
Staying Above Water: the Past, Present, & Future of Greater Portland’s Historic Coastal Communities
Staying Above Water is a virtual symposium hosted by Landmarks this October about the unprecedented challenges to Maine’s cultural and natural heritage due to our changing climate. Three free panel discussions will be followed by a keynote lecture by noted journalist Jeff Goodell, moderated by meteorologist Keith Carson.For the symposium, Landmarks publish a property owner’s guide that explore the impacts of a changing climate on a variety of local building types and suggest mitigation strategies for property owners.

How has the past shaped our present and impacted our vulnerability to rising sea levels?
October 1, 8:30-9:30 AM
Speakers: Sarah Hansen (Greater Portland Landmarks), Christi-Chapman Mitchell and Dr. Arthur Spiess (Maine Historic Preservation Commission), Dr. Libby Bischof (University of Southern Maine)


How can we work together now to build awareness of the current and future risk to our coastal communities?
October 8, 8:30-9:30 AM
Speakers: Julie Larry (Greater Portland Landmarks), Gayle Bowness (Gulf of Maine Research Institute), Julie Rosenbach (One Climate Future)


How can communities adapt to ensure our communities have met the challenge of sea level rise in 2120?
October 15, 8:30-9:30 AM
Speakers: Julie Larry (Greater Portland Landmarks), Jim Nadeau (Nadeau Land Surveyors), Troy Moon (One Climate Future)


Keynote Lecture: Jeff Goodell
October 22, 4:30-5:30 PM
Investigative journalist Jeff Goodell, author of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, presents a lecture followed by Q&A. 

 
Location Information
Greater Portland Landmarks
Portland, ME 04101
Website: www.portlandlandmarks.org/
 
Contact Information
Kate Burch
Email: kburch@portlandlandmarks.org
   



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