Long Island Coastal Resiliency Summit

Thur., April 16, 2015
6 CLE credits (Professional Practice)
5.75 AICP-CM credits (certification pending; Law credits TBD)

Join local, state and national leaders, land use and municipal law practitioners, planners, legal scholars and community members as we address the formidable challenge of moving from community resiliency planning to implementation.


Welcome—Dean Patricia Salkin


Assessing the Risks to the Region: Climatology & Long Island—Daniel Bader (Research Analyst at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research)


Morning Keynote—Kate Dineen (Director, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery)


Coffee Break


Putting the Regulatory Pieces Together: the Community Risk & Resiliency Act, Comprehensive Plans, LWRPs, SEQRA and local code amendments—Mark Lowery (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation); Kari Gathen (NYS Department of State); facilitator Sarah Adams-Schoen (Director of the Institute on Land Use & Sustainable Development Law, Touro Law Center)


Lunchtime Keynote—Michael Gerrard (Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School)


Resilience is SmartGrowth: Regional Best Practices—Long Island Smart Growth Resiliency Partnership representatives Paul Beyer (NYS DOS Director of Smart Growth Planning), Rabi Keiber (EPA Region 2 Green Building/Sustainability Coordinator); Jonathan Halfon (FEMA Deputy Field Coordinator, Community Planning and Capacity Building); Patricia Bourne (City of Long Beach Econ. Devel. Director)


Living Shorelines: Science and Legal Hurdles — Dr. Henry Bokuniewicz & Jay Tanski (Stony Brook University School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences)


Afternoon Break


Practical Tools Breakout Sessions

Decreasing NFIP Premiums Under the Community Rating System—Bill Nechamen (NYS DEC, Chief, Floodplain Manager); Crystal Tramunti (FEMA CRS Manager for EPA Region 2)

New Resilience Mapping Tools—Jeff Herter (NYS DOS, Dep’t of Planning & Development); Amanda Stevens (SLAMM Project Manager, NYSERDA)

5:15 – 7:00


Touro Law extends its deep appreciation to conference Silver Sponsors: the New York Sea Grant, Cashin Spinelli & Ferretti, LLC, and Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP, as well as community cosponsors the Long Island section of the APA Metro NY Chapter, the Municipal Law and Environmental Law sections of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Conference of Mayors & Municipal Officials, the Association of Towns of the State of New York, and the New York State Association of Counties.

As a benefit of cosponsorship, members of APA Metro NY Chapter are eligible for discount registration. The Long Island Coastal Resiliency Summit is $60, including program materials, continuing education credits, and meals (APA reduced rate $45).

Click here <http://www.tourolaw.edu/LandUseInstitute/?pageid=937> for more information and here <https://www.tourolaw.edu/webpay/Default.aspx?caller=Continuing_Legal_Education> to register online.