Camden Talks Climate hosts ‘Resilient Waterfront Design Transformations’ with Blake Sanborn, May 16

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    CAMDEN — The Camden Public Library will host another event in the Camden Talks Climate series cosponsored by the town of Camden and CamdenCAN (Climate Action Now) on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Picker Room and via Zoom, featuring Blake Sanborn, Senior Project Manager at Richardson & Associates, Landscape Architects.
    Flooding is hitting Camden close to home, as it is for many Maine communities. Blake Sanborn has partnered with communities around the country to co-create actionable plans to address flood concerns and authored design strategies that map out incremental steps to a more resilient future.

    In his talk, Sanborn will take a look at how landscape architects address flooding while building connectivity, habitat, public art, biodiversity, knowledge, wellness, and places to gather. His talk will feature examples spanning from mega-projects in major cities to a small public schoolyard retrofit.
    Sanborn now makes Camden his home, and is keenly interested in how Camden approaches the questions facing the harbor and the many opportunities presented by both sea level rise and repeated high-rainstorm flooding.
    According to CPL, in a news release, Blake Sanborn is at the forefront of the climate conversation in Maine having spent over 20 years designing and implementing public and private sector open spaces across the US and abroad. After growing up in Gorham, Sanborn received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and has served as a Principal of AECOM’s Landscape Architecture and Urban Design studio prior to joining his current firm, Richardson and Associates. His work has received recognition for design excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects where he has served as an executive committee member and chair of the sustainability committee.
    This is a hybrid program and will take place in person at the library as well as on Zoom. To attend virtually, register at

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 05/16/2024 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Public Library and Zoom


    Camden Public Library
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States