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WEDG Professionals Course 2020

Two webinar sessions: September 24, 10am-1:30pm and September 25, 10am-1:30pm

Join us for our second offering of the WEDG Professionals course! After completing this two-day online, webinar course during Climate Week NYC, WEDG Professionals will be better prepared to respond to the challenges of designing and building in the face of climate change and to provide leadership in shaping our coasts for generations to come.

Led by the Waterfront Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) is an award-winning credit system and set of guidelines for excellence in resilient, accessible, and ecologically-sound urban waterfront design and decision-making: think LEED® for the waterfront. Developed by a cross-cutting field of experts convened by the Waterfront Alliance, WEDG provides guidance amid a complex regulatory environment and the threats of climate change and coastal storms, and is part of the Waterfront Alliance's broader strategy and campaign to adapt our region to climate change (visit for more information).

WEDG Professionals is a platform for participants to learn from innovators in the fields of waterfront planning, design, engineering, community engagement, and ecology about designing for a resilient 2050+. The online course, given in two sessions over two days, will provide case studies in practice and a comprehensive overview of the newly released, national WEDG standard, which earned the 2019 American Planning Association Gold National Achievement Award for Best Practice. Participants who successfully complete both sessions and earn a 70% or higher on a mini-exam will receive WEDG Associate credentials, which are valid until credentialing requirements are updated.

Speakers include:

Ben Lague, Stantec Greg Fleischer, Capital Environmental Consultants

Kate Boicourt, Waterfront Alliance

Ken Huber, LANGAN Lida Aljabar, Pratt Institute

Margaret Flanagan, Waterfront Alliance

Mary Kimball, Arcadis International

Matthew Carroll, Tenen Environmental

Sanjukta Sen, James Corner Field Operations

Sarah Dougherty, Waterfront Alliance

Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, ECOncrete

Please contact Sarah Dougherty at with any questions.