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Camden Talks Climate: “Resilient Waterfront Design Transformations—How Landscape Architects are Reshaping Resilience with Coastal Communities” with Blake Sanborn

Thursday, May 16 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Camden Public Library will host another event in the Camden Talks Climate series cosponsored by the town of Camden and CamdenCAN (Climate Action Now) on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Picker Room and on Zoom featuring Blake Sanborn, Senior Project Manager at Richardson & Associates, Landscape Architects.

Flooding is hitting Camden close to home, as it is for many Maine communities. Blake Sanborn has partnered with communities around the country to co-create actionable plans to address flood concerns and authored design strategies that map out incremental steps to a more resilient future. In his talk, Sanborn will take a look at how landscape architects address flooding while building connectivity, habitat, public art, biodiversity, knowledge, wellness, and places to gather. His talk will feature examples spanning from mega-projects in major cities to a small public schoolyard retrofit. 

Sanborn now makes Camden his home, and is keenly interested in how Camden approaches the questions facing the harbor and the many opportunities presented by both sea level rise and repeated high-rainstorm flooding. 

Sanborn gave a well received talk to the Camden Garden Club on this topic this past winter. This May’s talk, part of CamdenCAN’s Camden Talks Climate series, is designed to both inform residents about harbor possibilities, and encourage robust conversations about the climate-induced changes ahead. The event with be held at the Camden Public Library, and will be in person and broadcast via zoom.

Blake Sanborn is at the forefront of the climate conversation in Maine having spent over 20 years designing and implementing public and private sector open spaces across the US and abroad. After growing up in Gorham, Blake received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and has served as a Principal of AECOM’s Landscape Architecture and Urban Design studio prior to joining his current firm, Richardson and Associates. His work has received recognition for design excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects where he has served as an executive committee member and chair of the sustainability committee. 

This is a hybrid program and will take place in person at the library as well as on Zoom. To attend virtually, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iTDqbm6lSDuK_e2eW8i3JQ

Recordings of past Camden Talks Climate events can be found on this playlist on the CPL YouTube channel. Topics include Where Does Camden Stand on Climate Action?; Achieveing Climate Reslience in Coastal Communities; and Camden, the Climate Crisis, and You.