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Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium

Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium: Collaboratively Framing Scenarios

by Earthos Institute and Tufts University


Friday evening's kickoff Keynote is at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave, Arlington

The Saturday symposium is at Tufts University, Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford

Please join us! Earthos Institute and Tufts University invite you to a symposium on Alewife corridor collaborative resilience. The symposium will bring together the Alewife corridor communities of Belmont, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Winchester to look at the Alewife floodplain in its entirety, and explore collaborative scenarios for tackling issues of resiliency and climate adaptation. Together, we will engage systems-based analysis with multi-community and cross-disciplinary approaches. Amber Christoffersen will be speaking on the Open Space Panel, and Patrick Herron will be speaking on Water Quality.

Post-symposium, we envision creating task groups—with representatives from multiple towns, universities, and nonprofits—to further develop intercommunity scenarios and seek funding to support and implement them. The goal of the symposium is to create a collaborative environment to build adaptive resilience in this corridor. Symposium topic areas include water quality, flooding, local biodiversity, regional biodiversity, social & economic justice, hazardous waste, and collaborative infrastructure (hard and soft).

For more information, go to the symposium website:

For questions, contact the symposium co-organizer Sarah Howard at

Conference Details

FRIDAY Evening reception and keynote at Arlington Town Hall Auditorium

6:00PM-9PM Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Arlington

SATURDAY Symposium at Tufts University

8:00AM-9:00AM Registration, coffee, and muffins

8:45AM-9:15AM Welcome

9:15AM-10:30AM Panels A

10:45AM-12PM Panels B

12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch Roundtables (Box lunch for sale, or bring brown bag)

1:30PM-2:45PM Panels C

3:00-3:45 Share findings-large group

3:45-4:30 Closing Keynote and discussion

The conference is FREE, but pre-registration is required. A box lunch is available for purchase for $15.

Earlier Event: January 9
Committee Meeting
Later Event: February 5
Draw 7 Park Public Meeting