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Resilient Cities, Livable Futures
Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extreme Events in the US and Latin America
This event will be livestreamed at: https://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/Resilient-Cities-Livable-Futures
Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) alongside practitioners, government representatives, and environmental justice leaders from 10 United States and Latin American cities who will share progress, challenges, and needs for building resilience to climate change in cities.
From coastal flooding to intense heat and drought, cities across the United States and Latin America must prepare for futures where extreme weather events occur with increasing frequency and intensity. At the same time, these cities are working to become more just, inclusive, and sustainable. UREx SRN is addressing these challenges in a network of 10 cities collectively home to over 45 million people, including New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Syracuse, Miami, Baltimore, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Valdivia, Chili, and Hermosillo and Mexico City in Mexico.
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Michelle DePass / Dean and Director, Tishman Environment and Design Center
Chuck Redman / School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Phoenix
Nancy Grimm / School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix
Timon McPhearson / Urban Ecology Lab, The New School, New York City
9:30 a.m. New York City Keynotes
Dan Zarrilli / NYC Mayor’s Office for Recovery and Resiliency, New York City
Cecil D Corbin-Mark / WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York City
Jennifer Bolstad / Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, New York City
Walter Meyer / Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, New York City
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Uoeee Postdoc Focus Group
2:00 p.m. City Practitioner Leads Panel
Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability
María Guadalupe Peñuñuri-Soto, Dirección General, Instituto Municipal de Planeación Urbana de Hermosillo (IMPLAN), Hermosillo
Carlos Tamayo, Civil Engineer, City of Miami Beach
Jessica Fain, Program Director for Policy, Planning and Engagement, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRIJB), New York
Mark Hartman, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Phoenix
Jennifer Belknap Williamson, Division Manager, Asset Systems Management, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
Ingrid Vila Biaggi, Embajador, EPA Asociación de Aguas Urbanas, San Juan
I.Holly Rosenthal, Deputy Executive Director – Strategic Initiatives, Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA), Syracuse
Cristóbal Lamarca, Director Ejecutivo, Activa Valdivia, Consorcio Valdivia Sustentable, Valdivia
3:00 p.m. City Comparisons Working Group Session
4:30 p.m. Practitioner Dialogue
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Presented by the Urban Ecology Lab, Environmental Studies Program, and Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School and supported by the National Science Foundation and local partners at NYU, CUNY-Hunter, as well as Arizona State University, and Global Studies and Urban Studies at The New School.
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