Storm Hazard Mitigation through Designing with Nature

This webinar explores the City of Northampton, Massachusetts’ innovative approach to addressing storm hazards through Northampton Designs with Nature. Green infrastructure is a critical part of a broader comprehensive system to mitigate flooding. This webinar examines key elements of the city’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes a combination of traditional stormwater management, green infrastructure, and regulatory approaches designed to produce local environmental results. The webinar explores how to advance and potentially replicate these tools and techniques for any community, including strategic and comprehensive plans, traditional flood control methods, and green infrastructure, while identifying and incorporating local and regional perspectives.


Wayne Feiden, FAICP, Director of Planning & Sustainability, City of Northampton, MA

Emily Slotnick, AICP, CFM, Senior Planner, Environment & Land Use, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, MA

Rosalie Starvish, PE, CFM, CPMSM, Project Manager, GZA