2010 Annual NNECAPA Conference

October 7-8, 2010
Portsmouth Harbor Events Conference Center
In Historic Downtown Waterfront of Portsmouth, NH

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Thursday 10:45-11:45am – Planery Session – Sustainability Initiatives: Federal, State and Local Perspectives
Curt Spalding, Administrator, EPA Region 1
Thomas Burack, Commissioner, NH Department of Environmental Services
Peter Britz, Environmental Planner, City of Portsmouth, NH
Environment and Climate Change
Integrating Land Use Natural Resources and Transportation Planning
Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Agriculture and the Local Sustainable Economy
Integrating Natural Resources for Sustainable Planning
Thursday 1:15-2:45 pm Planning for Climate Change: A Sustainability Perspective
Cameron Wake, Ph.D.
University of NH, and Carbon Solutions New England
On-line Local Permitting – The Greener Way to Go
Michael Pessolano, AICP
Hawkeye Government Solutions
Mike Asciola
Town of Kittery, ME
Chris McClure
Town of Westford, MA
Bruce Smith
Town of Cape Elizabeth, ME
Municipal Solutions to Climate Change and Local Sustainability
Angela Vincent
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Growing Food and Community: Building a Viable Food System for Seacoast NH
Karen Marzloff
Seacoast Eat Local
From the Headwaters to the Sea, Using Integrated Watershed Planning Approaches in Southern Maine
Christine Feurt, Ph.D.
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and University of New England
Before the Ink Dries – Implementing Your Climate Action Plan
Stacey Doll, AICP
NH Energy & Climate Collaborative
Way To Go! Commuter Challenge
Deb Sachs
Community Climate Action and Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Peter Keating
Chittenden County MPO
Carey M. Kish
Greater Portland Council of Governments
Greening the Commonwealth, One Community at a Time: the Massachusetts Green Communities Program
Elizabeth Baker
Katie Resnick

Horsley Witten Group
From Field to Fork – Planning for a Vibrant Agricultural Economy
Nada Haddad
University of NH Cooperative Extension
Lynda Brushett, Ph.D.
NH Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture
Bring a Paddle: Maine’s Emerging Stormwater Management Policy
Helen Edmonds, Esq.
Pierce Atwood LLP
 Thursday 4:45-6:15pmSustainable Ethics: What does “sustainability” mean for ethical planning practice?
Thursday 3:00-4:30 pm  Burlington Vermont’s Climate Action Plan and Cost-Carbon Analysis
Sandrine Thibault, AICP
City of Burlington, VT
John Griesser
Springhill Solutions
Form Based Code – An Alternative Approach to Traditional Zoning
George Proakis
City of Somerville, MA
Matthew Lawlor
Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston, MA
Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Historic Preservation: A Guide for Historic District Commissions
Anne Stephenson, Ph.D.
Clean Air-Cool Planet
Farming Between the Trees: Farm Preservation in Maine
Diana Robin Beck
University of Southern ME, Muskie School of Public ServicePromoting Food Security in Cumberland County Maine
Daniel Wallace
University of Southern ME, Muskie School of Public Service
Voluntary and Regulatory Approaches to River Corridor Protection
Douglas Bechtel
The Nature Conservancy
Kari Dolan
VT Agency of Natural Resources
Shane Csiki
NH Department of Environmental Services/NH Geological Survey
Adaptation to Sea Level Rise – A Regional Approach in Saco Bay, Maine
Jonathan Lockman, AICP
Southern ME Planning Commission
Peter Slovinsky
ME Geological Survey
From Inventory to Adoption – Bringing Form Based Codes to New England
Christopher Parker, AICP
City of Dover, NH
Steve Whitman, AICP
Jeffrey Taylor & Associates
Build Green NH for Sustainable Practices
Elizabeth Fischer
Build Green NH
What Does Local Really Mean in Northern New England?
Mark B. Lapping, Ph.D.
University of Southern ME, Muskie School of Public Service
9:40-10:40 am
State-wide Efforts to Implement Sector Based Climate Change Adaptation in NH
Sherry Godlewski
Chris Skoglund

NH Department of Environmental Services
Green Affordable Housing
Chuck Lief
Justin Dextradeur
The Hartland Group
Green Roofs in New England and Beyond
Mark Eldridge, AICP, GRP
Planning Consultant
Debra Sachs, GRP
Community Climate Action and Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Farming in a City Environment – Small But Beautiful
Terri-Ann Hahn, RLA, APA
LADA P.C. Land PlannersMFV Report
Planning for Water Supply Futures
Brandon Kernen
Derek Bennett
NH Department of Environmental Services
10:50-11:50 am
City of Keene, NH Adaptation Plan
Mikaela Engert
City of Keene, NHCommunicating Adaptation Resources
Christa Koehler, AICP
Clean Air-Cool Planet
The Economics of Low Impact Development for Public and Private
Robert Roseen, Ph.D
University of NH Stormwater Center
Commercial Re-Use in Regeneration Park, Portsmouth, NH
Shannon Alther, AIA
TMS ArchitectsDistributed, Utility-Scale Wind Energy: Challenges and Opportunities in New England Towns
Jack Kenworthy
Eolian Renewable Energy LLC
Is Your Town Farm Friendly?
Theresa Walker
Rockingham Planning Commission
Eric Sawtelle
Town of Lee, NH Agricultural Commission

What a Community Supported Fishery Needs to Flourish
Carolyn Eastman
Eastman’s Local Catch
East Coast Greenway: A Multi-use Trail System in New England
David Read
East Coast Greenway
Geordie Vining
City of Newburyport, MA
Scott Bogle
Rockingham Planning Commission
University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center The UNH Stormwater Center designed, constructed, and runs a facility that provides the controlled testing of stormwater management designs and devices. The primary mission of the Center is the protection of water resources through effective stormwater management. Currently the Center is acting as a unique technical resource for stormwater practitioners by studying a range of issues for specific stormwater management strategies including design, water quality and quantity, cost, maintenance, and operations. The testing results and technology demonstrations are meant to assist in the planning, design, and implementation of effective stormwater management strategies for resource managers.
Portsmouth’s Historic Waterfront Take a leisurely stroll through Portsmouth’s historic waterfront with a local architect as your guide. Learn the history of a variety of colonial structures and neighborhoods, and observe the numerous contemporary infill development projects that have been completed in recent years.
Portsmouth’s LID and LEED Facilities Walk and ride to various Low Impact Development and LEED certified buildings and development projects in Portsmouth. Learn from staff from the Planning Department how Portsmouth is leading the way toward sustainability initiatives development.
“Carbon Nation” a film and film-maker discussion with Director Peter Byck Carbon Nation is a documentary film about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy global warming at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues, and meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way. Join Director Peter Byck for lively discussion about this timely and thoughtful film.
Technical Workshop:
Hazard Mitigation Plans and Climate Adaptation
This session will explore how hazard mitigation plans can be used by communities to help prepare for the potential impacts of climate change by incorporating adaptation principles and practices into plans. The session will include interactive presentations, exercises and discussions of the benefits and limitations of hazard mitigation plans in addressing climate change adaptation. The practical portions of the session will include a review of plan components and investigate opportunities to insert climate change-related hazard information and strategies into sample plans.


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