Emerging from Hurricane Ian:
Stronger & More Resilient (Part 2)

Lessons Learned: Buildings and the Environment

Sponsored by the SanCap Citizens for a Resilient Future, in collaboration with the City of Sanibel, SCCF, concerned citizens, and an alliance of community organizations.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
6 - 8 p.m.

BIG ARTS Sanibel Island, 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957


Remote viewing on the City of Sanibel’s Facebook page
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Program Moderators

  • John Henshaw, City Councilman
  • Carrie Schuman, Ph.D., Coastal Resilience Manager, SCCF

Panel Members

  • Joyce Owens, FAIA, RIBA, Principal, Architecture Joyce Owens LLC |Studio AJO
  • Brad Nickel, President, Benchmark General Contractors
  • James Evans, CEO, SCCF
  • Michael Savares, Ph.D., Professor, FGCU Water School
  • Ellin Goetz, Fellow at American Society of Landscape Architects, Goetz and Stropes Landscape Architecture

This is the second event in a community series hosted by the SanCap Citizens for a Resilient Future together with the City of Sanibel. The first event focused on sharing community stories and collecting feedback to guide a citizen-led planning effort focused on building greater resiliency for the future.
This second event will delve into lessons learned and where we go from here, with a specific focus on our built environment (structures) and our natural systems (conservation lands, coast lines, and residential landscapes). Local experts in key areas of community resilience will describe what worked well in the face of Hurricane Ian, what did not, and what lessons and best practices can help us in the future.
Audience members will be challenged to ask themselves the question, 'Will we rebuild in a way that makes us and our sanctuary lifestyle more resilient to future events, or will we simply build back the same?' Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions, which panel members will address after a series of short presentations.

The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is proud to be involved with SanCap Citizens for a Resilient Future. We remain committed to championing resilience — for both our invaluable natural systems and local community — throughout our hurricane recovery and into the future. SCCF invites you to join us for this important community conversation! 

Essential services and emergency response lessons learned will be explored in future programming; more information to come.
About SanCap Citizens for a Resilient Future

An alliance of community organizations and concerned citizens, the goal of this recently reformed task force is to help the community as it rebuilds from the hurricane and to explore longer-term resilience measures for future storms and other impacts like sea level rise. In addition to these community events, the task force is working on developing workshops, materials, and other resources around a variety of topics related to resilient rebuilding and planning. Additional community participation is welcomed.
Members currently include citizen volunteers and the following organizations:
Sanibel-Captiva Renewable Energy Working Group
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