The City of St. Augustine is assisting Flagler College to engage community members in a dialogue on the issue of community resilience, sea level rise and the future impact of flooding on historic places in St. Augustine at the St. Augustine: Community Resilience and Cultural Resources
workshop on Thursday, January 31, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia St.. Flagler College will follow the workshop with a Community Enrichment Program from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St.
Residents, business owners and community stakeholders are invited to attend and participate in the workshop. A public engagement strategy will enable those who live, work, and contribute to the overall quality of life of St. Augustine to make important decisions about resource integrity, adaptation strategies, and future actions to assist in hazard mitigation planning for cultural and historical resources. Register for the workshop online now.
In advance of the workshop, the community is encouraged to participate in an online survey here
. The survey will gather information to help in understanding what places matter and why the community values the Nation's Oldest City.
The community resilience workshop will have two sessions: the first, from 8:00am to 12:00pm, for public officials and business leaders; the second, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for community members and stakeholders.
The two sessions are designed to offer an opportunity for discussion about adaptation options and priorities for St. Augustine, such as how to provide information and resources to property owners, implement solutions, and incorporate future planning. City staff and other subject matter experts will assist in facilitating the discussions. Topics for discussion will likely include land use regulations, structural and non-structural mitigation, public awareness, cultural and historic resource protection, natural resource protection, and business and economic development.
The results of the survey and the feedback provided at the workshops will better inform citizens on ways to support the city and partnering cultural institutions in adapting St. Augustine's irreplaceable historic and economic assets to future conditions. The results will be compiled and presented at the Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine 2019, Envision 2050 Conference scheduled for May 5-8. Take the survey now.
The St. Augustine: Community Resilience and Cultural Resources workshop facilitator will be Lisa Craig, Principal, The Craig Group. The workshop has been funded in part by a grant from the Florida Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information about the community workshop, contact Dr. Leslee Keys, Director of Historic Preservation and Special Initiatives for Flagler College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine 2019 – Envision 2050 conference is being offered through a partnership between Flagler College, the City of St. Augustine, the University of Florida, the Newport Restoration Foundation, and 15 other partners. Visit www.KeepingHistoryAboveWater.org
to register for the May conference and for further details.