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New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just issued official sea level rise projections. They reflect a range of possible scenarios; at the high end, sea level in the New York City area could rise 75 inches (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This program will explore how these projections, now that they are embodied in a formal regulation, will affect a broad range of decisions in building and infrastructure siting, design, construction and materials; insurance and financing; environmental impact review; and securities disclosure.

Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Kate Orff, Associate Professor & Director, Urban Design Program, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Mark Lowery, Office of Climate Change, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [tentative]
Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPC
Thaddeus Pawlowski, Associate Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning

Program is sponsored by Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Urban Design Program, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and co-sponsored by The Earth Institute


March 3, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, Room 1501
1150 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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