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King Tide 2023

  • Friday, October 27, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Fort Point Channel


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Tour Boston's downtown waterfront to witness the effects of the super high tide.

Consulting Planners of Massachusetts presents this annual tour as an opportunity to learn about city plans and infrastructure in the works to respond to rising sea levels. New for 2023, King Tide will begin at Fort Point Channel with a presentation by CPM members Ellie Baker, AICP and Jeff Davis, AICP of Horsley Witten Group on the impacts of climate change to the area's coastline communities. 

The tour includes witnessing firsthand the power of the King Tide at the Moakley Bridge in the Seaport Innovation District and continues along the Boston waterfront to a lunch at Chart House on Long Wharf. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of resiliency issues affecting Boston and what the city is doing to address them. 

This event is open to anyone. The tour begins 9:30am on Friday, October 27 at Boston's Fort Point Channel, exact meeting location to be sent to registrants. It will follow a portion of the Inner Harbor waterfront before concluding on Long Wharf around 12pm. The tour is free; to attend without joining for lunch, please use the "General registration" option. To eat lunch at Chart House, please select one of the paid registration options. Discount member pricing: if your firm is a corporate CPM member, you are a CPM member and are eligible to register. Unsure whether your firm is a member? Check the Planning Consultant Directory. If you aren't a CPM member yet, we invite you to join CPM today.

Registration deadline: October 24, 2023. Contact CPM President Leonardi Aray at with questions.

King Tide 2023 presenters:

Ellie Baker, AICP has 25 years of consulting experience working with federal, state, municipal, non-profit and private clients in the fields of environmental planning, policy and science. She is recognized for her expertise in green infrastructure and climate resiliency planning, watershed management, nonpoint source pollution management, coastal systems, and stormwater management. Ellie has assisted numerous coastal MA communities in planning for climate change impacts and serves Horsley Witten Group as a Senior Associate, Senior Environmental Planner and climate change lead.

Jeff Davis, AICP has 20 years of planning experience between Washington, DC and New England. His experience underscores the interrelation of land use, housing, economic development and social issues in the creation of zoning standards, community assessments, neighborhood plans, comprehensive/master plans, and other local, regional and statewide community planning efforts. Jeff serves Horsley Witten Group as a Senior Planner.

CM I 1.0


Information for AICP Members:

AICP members can earn 1.0 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP's CM program can be found at

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