Climate Resiliency

Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-C01 - Uncharted Waters: Liability Risks of (In)action in the Face of Climate Change

Friday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 117

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

What are the potential legal implications of failing to adapt to climate risk? When we do act, what is the standard of care when guidelines are in flux? This panel considers the evolving case law related to frightening liabilities designers may face—from clients, future owners, and the public.

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Eric Kramer, ASLA

Principal
Reed Hilderbrand

A Partner of Reed Hilderbrand, Eric has designed landscapes associated with the renewal and enrichment of campuses, cities, and institutions. Eric’s work is rooted equally in rigorous scientific field research and the engagement of people and communities. He edited Visible|Invisible, the firm’s award-winning monograph. Eric is an adjunct professor in the Rhode Island School of Design, served on the 2014 ASLA student awards jury, has presented at 9 ASLA Annual Meetings, and has served on the ASLA Annual Meeting Educational Advisory Committee and the Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee.

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Deanna Moran

Director, Environmental Planning
Conservation Law Foundation

As Director of Environmental Planning at Conservation Law Foundation, Deanna’s work focuses on identifying and implementing solutions to a variety of environmental problems that lie at the intersection of planning, development, and regulation. Deanna oversees CLF’s climate resiliency initiatives for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and is the co-author of the CLF report Climate Adaptation and Liability. Deanna received a B.A. in Environmental Design from the University of Buffalo, a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.

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Elena M. Mihaly

Staff Attorney
Conservation Law Foundation

As a Staff Attorney in Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) Clean Water Program, Elena’s work focuses on developing and implementing law and policy solutions to protect water quality and enhance community climate preparedness. Elena oversees CLF’s climate resiliency initiatives for Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. She authored Avoiding Septic Shock: How Climate Change can cause Septic System Failure and whether New England States are Prepared, and co-authored the CLF report Climate Adaptation and Liability. Elena received her J.D., summa cum laude, and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.

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