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Living on the Edge Conference 2015

Managing change through innovation

October 22 - October 23, 2015


Galveston, TX

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Living on the Edge: Managing change through innovationJoin us for the second annual Living on the Edge conference and explore the innovations that will help us preserve healthy coastal communities. Preserving historical buildings and sites along the coast has always come with challenges, including severe storms and frequent flooding. In recent years, the threats have intensified and experts predict that the trend will continue. At Living on the Edge, engineers, architects, environmentalists, contractors, and public health experts will present the solutions that will help make historical communities more resilient. During the program, we will discuss:

  • New Methods for Understanding and Predicting Storm Surge
  • Integrating Climate Adaptations into State and Local Policies
  • Innovative Strategies for Flood-Prone Neighborhoods
  • Solutions and Incentives for Historic Buildings in Flood Zones

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Baukje Kothuis and Dr. Nikki Brand, Delft University of Technology, Authors of the new book, Delft Delta Design Houston Galveston Bay Area, Texas, USA

Dr. Kim Anderson, Oregon State University, Disasters, Environmental Health, and the Silicone Wristband Personal Passive Sampler

About the Host

Galveston occupies a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. In its history, the Galveston community has adapted to the environment through elevating and relocating buildings and through a massive seawall construction and grade-raising project after the deadly Hurricane of 1900. After Hurricane Ike of 2008, Galveston Historical Foundation launched the Center for Coastal Heritage to explore the relationship between history and the coastal environment in communities around the country.

AIA Continuing Education Credits Available

For more information, visit the Living on the Edge 2015 Conference site.

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Organizer

Matthew Pelz
Phone:
828-699-8484
Email:
Website:
http://www.galvestonhistory.org/featured-news/living-on-the-edge-conference-2015

Venue

Ashton Villa
2328 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Phone:
409-765-3402
Website:
http://www.galvestonhistory.org/attractions/architectural-heritage/ashton-villa
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119