AREN Seminar Guest Speaker: Peter Richardson

Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Floor/Room #: 
1st Floor #116

Natural hazards, such as floods and wildfires, cause millions (in
some cases, billions) of dollars in damages yearly in the United
States and are predicted to become more extreme in the future
from climate change. To mitigate the impacts from climate
change, communities, with support from state and federal
agencies, must assess their economic, environmental and social
vulnerabilities and risks; develop and implement resiliency action
plans; and educate the public about the potential impacts from
climate change. When proper planning is combined with an
engaged community, the chances of coping sustainably with
future extreme weather patterns will be greatly enhanced. Mr.
Richardson will explain how Massachusetts has developed a
proactive approach to help communities become more resilient to
climate change through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness
(MVP) Program.
Mr. Richardson is the Executive Vice President of Green
International Affiliates, Inc. (Green), a 100-person
civil/structural engineering firm located in Westford, MA. Mr.
Richardson has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of
Lowell (‘85). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in six states
and has over 30 years of experience. Mr. Richardson is a
Certified Floodplain Manager with the Association of State
Floodplain Managers, a LEED Accredited Design Professional
with the U.S. Green Building Council, and an accredited
Sustainability Professional with the Institute for Sustainable

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