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Special Coastal Resiliency Training Workshops

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Traverse City

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Michigan CoastlineChanges to lake levels and climate are forcing coastal communities to reevaluate how they manage land use, new development and infrastructure. These two no-cost workshops will teach local planners, planning commissioners, elected officials, municipal staff and interested citizens in Northwest Lower Michigan how to address these dynamic challenges and build greater resiliency in their communities.

A half-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 16. The first half of the workshop will provide a broad overview of Coastal Dynamics, Resilience Planning, and how changes in climate are impacting communities. The second half of the workshop will be more technical, providing an overview of scenario-based planning tools and how planners and local officials can use data to inform local planning.

The workshop will be held in the Conference Room of in the Michigan Works Building, 1209 S. Garfield Ave., Suite C, in Traverse City, Michigan. Food and light refreshments will be provided. Download a brochure about the training here.

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Introduction to Coastal Dynamics and Resiliency

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Featured Presentations from:
  • Harry Burkholder, Executive Director, LIAA
  • Dr. Guy Meadows, Director, Great Lakes Research Center, Michigan Technological University
  • Dr. Richard Norton, Professor, University of Michigan
Additional Topics:
  • Resilience planning at work
  • How to use scenario planning and climate futures
  • Understanding and gathering coastal data
  • Mapping high-risk areas and management options
  • How to conduct vulnerability assessments


These workshops are free to attend, but we ask that you register using the following form (please submit one form for each person who will attend):