Climate Resiliency

Education Session - Panel Format

MON-D01 - The Next Wave: Collaborative Solutions for Climate Adaptation

Monday, October 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 108


Preparing for adaptation to climate change depends greatly on the location and the specific landscape adjacencies, both local and regional, to cities at risk. This session will look at three distinct environs—Philadelphia, Boston, and Fargo, North Dakota—and explore strategic approaches to mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Learning Objectives:

Scott Bishop, ASLA

Principal Bishop Land Design, Professor of Practice
Bishop Land Design, Northeastern University School of Architecture

Scott Bishop is the Founding Principal of Bishop Land Design BLD, a registered landscape architect and a human ecologist. He works around the world and designs within a variety of environments and ecologies including Eastern Africa, the Middle East, North America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.Scott is currently the Professor of the Practice in the Urban Landscape and Sustainable Urban Environments programs in the School of Architecture at Northeastern University. Scott holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.


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Scott Page

Interface Studio

Scott is an urban designer and planner with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgia Tech. Scott’s work has utilized creative public outreach techniques in each project to enhance communication and collaboration between city officials, business leaders, non-profit organizations and local residents. His locally and nationally recognized work has resulted in creative and achievable actions that have been implemented at the community and city level.

Scott is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and serves on the Steering Committee for the Design Advocacy Group and Advisory Board for the Community Design Collaborative.


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Meera Deean, AICP, LEED AP

Director of Planning
Boston Harbor Now

Meera Deean is Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Planning. Meera focuses on planning and urban design harbor-wide, helping cities, public agencies, nonprofits, and other stakeholders think holistically about the waterfront. Prior to joining the organization, Meera worked at Utile, Inc. on a range of urban and strategic planning initiatives from block-scale developments to citywide plans. She is also on the board of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston, and was the immediate-past co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Urban Design Committee. Meera holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.Arch. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.


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Nicole Crutchfield, ASLA

Planning Director
City of Fargo

Nicole Crutchfield, ASLA, AICP, is a registered landscape architect and a certified planner, with 26 years in public and private practice. Her career includes managing municipal and community initiated projects in fields such as creative placemaking, public art, public infrastructure and strategic planning. She currently manages the City of Fargo's planning and community development department. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Science in Natural Resources Management. She is an active volunteer with Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board and ArtPlace America's environmental and creative placemaking field scan.


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MON-D01 - The Next Wave: Collaborative Solutions for Climate Adaptation

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