Event Detail

Managed Retreat in the Coastal Zone: Relocation as Adapatation (1 PDH)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 4:00pm

Sea level rise and coastal flooding will threaten hundreds of millions of people around the globe this century, and trillions of dollars in assets. Managed retreat, the relocation of human and non-human life, assets, and structures inland as a coastal adaptation strategy, will be necessary to address the impacts of climate change. Dr. Radley Horton and Anna LoPresti of Columbia University will discuss major themes that emerged from a first of its kind conference on managed retreat held at Columbia University, suggesting possible tools for addressing managed retreat, research directions, and applications outside of the coastal zone. Then they will take a closer look at managed retreat in US communities to assess where, how, and why they are considering retreat as an adaptation option. Refreshments will be served.


1. Dr. Radley Horton, Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University
2. Anna LoPresti, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University


Wednesday Jan 8, 2020 4-6pm


Drexel University, 3100 Market St.
Hill Conference Room (204)
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Fee: Free! 

RSVP: Register by clicking here, 50 person capacity

Questions: Contact Korin Tangtrakul (215-895-0976 or krt73@drexel.edu)