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Adaptation Along the Edge: Best Management Practices for Coastal Resilience

Coastal wetlands dampen storm surges, improve water quality, and enhance biological diversity. Credit: Biohabitats, Inc.

Adaptation Along the Edge: Best Management Practices for Coastal Resilience - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
Hosted by the ASLA Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network (PPN)

As growth along our nation’s coastlines continues to increase, the threat from sea level rise, storm surges, flooding, and unsettled weather patterns are conspiring to make us think differently about how to protect, develop, and manage coastal communities. While the challenges are formidable, there is now a wonderful opportunity to craft a new approach to development and protection—one built on ecological abundance, social equity, and climate.

In this session, you will learn about the development of Alys Beach, a new urbanist community located in northwest Florida, which demonstrates sustainability in all key aspects of the Town’s carefully crafted vision—architecture, building methods, infrastructure design, and landscape. You will also learn about efforts underway throughout the country and in Charleston, South Carolina to protect coastal communities using a variety of best management practices, nature-based solutions, and socially just approaches to addressing climate change and the loss of biological diversity.


  • Keith Bowers, FASLA, RLA, PWS, President, Biohabitats, Inc.
  • Christian Wagley, CNU-A, Principal, Sustainable Town Concepts

Host and Moderator:

  • CeCe Haydock, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, ASLA Sustainable Design & Development PPN leader

$40 for full ASLA members; $30 for Associate ASLA members; free for Student ASLA members; $50 for non-members. When registering, log in using your ASLA username and password for member discounts.

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