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Women, Climate and Cities: : An Intersectional Perspective

March 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Photo credit: Women for Sustainable Cities

This event will focus on women’s role in raising awareness as well as providing solutions to climate change issues specifically within the urban context. Participants will examine what women have brought to the table in the climate movement as well as the specific benefits of having a gendered approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, namely, in terms of disaster risk recovery, green jobs and urban infrastructure such as public transport.

The event will include a presentation of original research from the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) on urban climate change policies and its interface with gender. A moderated panel discussion between New School faculty, activists and practitioners will follow, including, Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Jean Gardner, Associate Professor of Social-Ecological History and Design,
 School of Constructed Environments,
 Parsons the New School for Design,WEDO staff and additional women’s rights and climate change activists (to be announced).

The event is co-sponsored by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

A mingling and networking session will follow.

Event is free, but registration is required:


March 5, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy


The New School, Orozco Room, Room 712, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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