CCRUN Activities

CCRUN hosts a number of workshops and events each year, engaging with stakeholders throughout the urban Northeast. 

Workshops and Events

Upcoming Seminar

CCRUN hosts a monthly seminar on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM Eastern.

Environmental Justice Research and Action: Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts

For our April seminar,

Dr. Patricia Fabian and Dr. Madeleine Scammell of the Boston University School of Public Health, and Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots, a Chelsea-based environmental justice organization, will share examples of climate justice projects including the ongoing C-HEAT: a collaborative study of heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts.
Visit our Seminars page for more information. Registration for the seminar is available here. 

Recent Workshops and Events

CCURN hosted a series of workshops entitled Promoting Successful Local Coastal Resiliency Policies and Programs: Addressing Key Knowledge Gaps. They were held at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County, New York, and another at Monmouth University in New Jersey. The objective of the workshops was to bring together local practitioners and policy makers in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Region to evaluate emerging knowledge and data needs regarding how coastal residents and business owners are responding to, or might respond to, flood risk resiliency efforts associated with extreme storms, storm surge, sunny day/nuisance flooding, and sea level rise. As an output from the workshops, household surveys will be developed to address the gaps identified by policy- makers to improve effectiveness and communication of resiliency planning efforts. The surveys will be administered by Stony Brook and Monmouth students in conjunction with CCRUN researchers.

Date: June 25 – 26, 2019
Location: Stony Brook, NY

CCRUN and partners organized a conference on managed retreat, entitled “At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience Building in the Coastal Zone”, hosted by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, which took place on June 19- 21, 2019. As one of the first major academia-led conferences on the subject, the event convened diverse stakeholders including researchers, community-based organizations, tribal and indigenous leadership, planners, practitioners, local government, industry representatives and more to discuss the issues surrounding retreat as an adaptation option. Major themes discussed included environmental justice, community resilience, policy and decision-making, and climate modeling of various aspects of retreat from sea level rise to migration.

The event brought together over 300 individuals, including researchers of multiple CCRUN universities, CISA, and other NOAA affiliates. The event provided a platform for CCRUN to assess knowledge gaps and opportunities for future research agendas relevant to coastal communities in the Northeast and across RISA regions. Out of this conference, the organizers plan to build new partnerships for co-generating knowledge on adaptation and develop a policy-oriented article for a leading journal, op-eds for broader audiences, and a distillation of best practices in a white paper for local planners.

Date: June 19 – 21, 2019
Location: New York, NY

On June 19, 2019, CCRUN hosted a NOAA Roundtable for Congressional Staffers: Building Partnerships for Resilient Communities. The event was held at The Point CDC, a community center in the Bronx, New York in New York’s 15th Congressional District. Approximately 40 local decision makers attended, including representations from the National Weather Weather, City of New York, academia, and community organizations. Staffers were able to learn more about how NOAA research is contributing to building resilient communities.

Date: June 19, 2019
Location: Bronx, NY

Past Workshops and Events

Visit our Past Workshops and Events page for more information on workshops and events CCRUN has hosted.