Concurrent Sessions 1 | Feb 19, 2020 > (CS1-PP) Adaptation in Practice: Capacity building for planners, engineers, forestry, and landscape architecture professionals (Workshop)
(CS1-PP) Adaptation in Practice: Capacity building for planners, engineers, forestry, and landscape architecture professionals (Workshop)
Presenters: Mary Ann Wilson (moderator), Robin Cox, Catherine Leblanc, Susannah Banks, Al Douglas and Jane Welsh
Practitioners play an integral role in addressing risks from climate change, but what does adaptation mean in practice? This session, moderated by Natural Resources Canada, will feature projects supported through the Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program. Five panelists will share perspectives and experiences on building adaptation capacity amongst the planning, engineering, forestry and architecture professions, as well as explore approaches for working across areas of practice.
They will present the range of adaptation tools and training they are delivering for practitioners and then dive deeper through focused breakout group discussions. This session will explore questions such as:
- What capacity exists currently when it comes to understanding and applying adaptation in practice?
- What is needed to move the yardstick further on the practical side of adaptation?
- What are benefits and challenges of building targeted capacity within a given area of practice versus working across professions?