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Managed Retreat Workshop: Legal and Policy Tools for States and Local Communities

March 1 @ 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Organized by the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) and the Climate Adaptation Forum, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion on managed retreat (i.e. relocating development from vulnerable coastal areas) and the legal and policy considerations impacting land-use decisions and human and natural resources movements in response to sea-level rise.

Participants will share their own work and learn from other experts across disciplines confronting questions about managed retreat as one strategy for adapting to rising seas and increased flooding. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to inform ongoing work by the GCC to create an online Managed Retreat Toolkit which is being designed to support state and local government decisions about how to adapt to rising sea levels (forthcoming in Fall 2019).

Don’t miss the Climate Adaptation Forum – The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience – the morning of March 1. Click here for more details.


Registration Information

Due to the expected level of interest in this workshop and space restraints at the location, attendance will be restricted. Attendees must register in advance. There will not be at-the-door registration.

Registration: 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Workshop: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Water, soda, coffee, and snacks will be available during the Workshop.



Registration Fee
: $15

Fine Print: Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. If you are also attending the Climate Adaptation Forum on the morning of March 1 please note that lunch is not provided and all attendees must exit the building between 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to allow staff to turnover the room.


March 1
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm


Climate Adaptation Forum


UMass Club
32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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