13th Kratovil Conference on Real Estate Law and Practice
Adaptation of the Built Environment to Acheive Resilience to Climate Change
September 26, 2013
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Climate change is real. Climatic events – floods, storms, fires, droughts, and extreme heat – are already damaging our built environment and infrastructure.

The 13th Kratovil Conference takes an interdisciplinary look at some of the governmental, financial, insurance, and transactional real estate issues that will need to be addressed when we attempt to adapt the built environment and infrastructure to make them resilient and better able to withstand climatic events, thereby reducing the magnitude of the losses sustained.

8:30 – 9 a.m. | Registration and Check-In
9 – 9:15 a.m.   |   Welcome and Introduction
John E. Corkery, Dean, The John Marshall Law School
Celeste M. Hammond, ACREL Fellow, Professor; Director, Center for Real Estate Law, The John Marshall Law School
9:15 a.m. – Noon   |   The Role of Government in Adaptation
Adaptation to Climate Change: What Is Being Done, What Could Be Done, and What Is Being Ignored
Rosina M. Bierbaum, PhD, Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and Environment and School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Is FEMA Climate-Ready?
Robert R. M. Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law; Faculty Director, Center for Environmental Law and Land Use, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Climate Change Adaptation, Land Use, and the Federal Role
Alice Kaswan, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
Local Governments Feel the Heat: Principles for Local Government Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change
Sean B. Hecht, Executive Director, UCLA Environmental Law Center; Director, Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program, UCLA School of Law
Morning Panel
Moderator: Virginia M. Harding, LEED Green Associate, Center for Real Estate Law
• Deborah Rosenthal, AICP, Sheppard Mullin (Orange County, California)
• Carl Adrianopoli, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Chicago, Illinois)
• Shari Shapiro, Cozen O’Connor (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
Noon – 2 p.m.   |   Lunch and Special Presentation on Adaptation
After receiving a complimentary box lunch, attendees will gather in the program room for a special presentation and post-presentation discussion.
Rada Doytcheva, AIA; LEED AP BD&C, RADA Architects (Chicago, Illinois)
Hamburg: A Case Study of Adaptation of the Built Environment
Jorn Walter, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Oberbaudirektor (Chief Urban Planner, Architect), Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany
Special Presentation Panel
Moderator: Rada Doytcheva, AIA; LEED AP BD&C, RADA Architects (Chicago, Illinois)
• Lois Vitt Sale, AIA; LEED Fellow, Wight & Company (Chicago, Illinois)
• Margaret Gallagher, CSI; LEED Green Associate, MGA (Chicago, Illinois)
• Richard A. Redmond, Holland & Knight (Chicago, Illinois)
2 – 3 p.m.   |   Financing Adaptation
Funding Adaptation Through Public/Private Collaboration
Jonathan Rosenbloom, Associate Professor of Law, Drake University Law School
Using Development Financing Tools to Help Cover the Costs of Adapting to Climate Change in Tornado Alley
Carl J. Circo, ACREL Fellow, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.   |   Adaptation and Insurance
Insurance and Climate Change: Spreading, Regulating, and Avoiding the Risks
Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director, Insurance Law Center; Director of Graduate Programs; Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.   |   Transactional Attorneys and Climate Change
Emerging Role for Transactional Attorneys Responding to Client Needs in Adapting to Climate Change
Celeste M. Hammond, ACREL Fellow, Professor; Director, Center for Real Estate Law, The John Marshall Law School
4:15 – 4:50 p.m.   |   Afternoon Panel
Moderator: Virginia M. Harding
• Dan Slone, McGuireWoods LLP (Richmond, Virginia)
• Lorence Slutzky, ACCL Fellow, Robbins Schwartz (Chicago, Illinois)
• Janet Johnson, ACREL Fellow, Schiff Hardin LLP (Chicago, Illinois)
4:50 – 5 p.m.   |   Closing Remarks
Professor Celeste M. Hammond