WEDG Professionals Course

09/25/2019 - 09/26/2019
All Day


Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Event Info

Host Organizations: Waterfront Alliance

Event Description:

WEDG Professionals Course

Two sessions: September 25, 1 pm–4:30 pm and September 26, 9:30 am–1 pm

Join us as we offer the inaugural WEDG Professionals course! After completing this two-day course during Climate Week NYC, WEDG Professionals will be better prepared to respond to the challenges of designing and building in the face of climate change and to provide leadership in shaping our coasts for generations to come.

Led by the Waterfront Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) is an award-winning credit system and set of guidelines for excellence in resilient, accessible, and ecologically-sound urban waterfront design and decision-making: think LEED® for the waterfront. Developed by a cross-cutting field of experts convened by the Waterfront Alliance, WEDG provides guidance amid a complex regulatory environment and the threats of climate change and coastal storms.

WEDG Professionals is a platform for participants to learn from innovators in the fields of waterfront planning, design, engineering, finance, and insurance about designing for a resilient 2050+. The course, given in two sessions over two days, will provide case studies in practice and a comprehensive overview of the newly released, national WEDG standard, which earned the 2019 American Planning Association Gold National Achievement Award for Best Practice. Participants who successfully complete both sessions will receive WEDG Associate credentials, which are valid until credentialing requirements are updated.

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