Keeping History Above Water: West

Event Type: 
In Person
Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

10 am - 5 pm

MacArthur Park - 27 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 

Keeping History Above Water: West is an international gathering hosted by the California Preservation Foundation in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation. This workshop covers climate change adaptation concepts and projects specific to cultural resources. Showcasing local, national and global case studies, participants will become equipped with tools to integrate into their own practices. Topics will include cultural resource vulnerability assessments, FEMA policies and Local Hazard Mitigation Plans, design solutions, inventorying, risk communication, and existing institutional and policy barriers. Small group discussions in the afternoon will foster a greater collective understanding of existing historic resource resiliency challenges.

This is the third Keeping History Above WaterTM event, following the inaugural forum in Newport, RI in 2016 and the second convening in Annapolis, MD in 2017. KHAW: West is a day-long pre-conference workshop of the California Preservation Foundation’s annual conference, Deep Roots in Dynamic Times. 

Speakers include: Alessandro Amaglio, Brad Case, Lisa Craig, Vida Germano, Adam Markham, Robert Melnick, Michael Newland, Julianne Polanco, January Tavel, Will Travis,  and Anthony Veerkamp.

Educational credits (AIA and APA) are available to those who attend the workshop.

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