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Towards a Post Carbon New York City
November 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $15
Towards a Post Carbon NYC, is among a series of lectures this fall, International Center of Photography (ICP) Talks, in a partnership between the The International Center of Photography, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University | Earth Institute, The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC, and The Human Impacts Institute, Brooklyn.
As shared by ICP: “Hurricane Sandy dramatically exposed New York’s vulnerability to the ravages of climate change. Panelists here explore city-level efforts to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption, adapt to climate change, and ensure infrastructure resiliency. With Hillary Brown, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems; Tara DePorte, Director, The Human Impacts Institute; and Klaus H. Jacob, Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Moderator: Cindi Katz, chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
The author of Next Generation Infrastructure (2014), a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and professor of architecture at the City College of New York, Hillary Brown is founding principal of the firm of New Civic Works, which assists government agencies, universities, and institutional clients in integrating high-performance design practices into their building and infrastructure development programs. As former assistant commissioner at the NYC Department of Design and Construction, Brown founded the City’s Office of Sustainable Design to develop and implement green design policy for municipal building projects. Tara DePorte works with colleagues throughout the world on creative community development, environmental education, and social justice. She is the founder and director of The Human Impacts Institute, which fosters sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through knowledge building and creative expression. Klaus H. Jacob, a senior research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, specializes in multihazard risk assessment, including risks from global climate change, sea level rise, and coastal storm surges. He has worked with the Emergency Management Communities at federal, state, and local levels on risk mitigation strategies and is a member of the New York Panel on Climate Change. Professor Jacob was named one of Time magazine’s People Who Mattered in 2012 for his modeling of the effects of a hypothetical coastal storm on New York City, borne out by Hurricane Sandy. Cindi Katz is chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department and professor of geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has published widely on the consequences of global economic restructuring for everyday life.”