NEW! A Seminar Series on Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities
More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. This demographic shift creates a host of new opportunities, but also some new risks, especially given the challenges posed by climatic extremes. This timely seminar series focuses attention on these issues, and what decision makers, researchers, and practitioners are learning about how to address them.
The first two sessions focus on the specific climate risks in the urban Northeast US, and Philadelphia in particular, and how the public thinks about climate change and makes associated decisions. The remaining sessions focus our attention on innovative adaptation and mitigation strategies involving green infrastructure.
All the seminars are free, and held at 4:00 PM on the first Wednesday of every month at Drexel University. Refreshments will be provided. The sessions will be broadcast live via webcast and recorded.
WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS: If you will be joining via webcast, please note that you will not be able to access the session until 1 hour before its start time. Do not use Internet Explorer; instead, use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. When you click on the appropriate webinar link below, you will arrive at a Session Log-in page where you will be asked to type in your Display Name. Please type in your full name and click Submit to proceed. You will then be asked to Download the Collaborate Launcher. As the prompt indicates, if Collaborate does not launch automatically, open the "meeting.collab" file in your Downloads folder to join the session. You must download this launcher to access the session. Instructions for Windows users can be found here. Instructions for Mac users can be found here.
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR:
REMOTE ATTENDANCE VIA WEBINAR
Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Franco Montalto, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a copy of the seminar schedule (PDF).
||LIVE/ARCHIVED WEBINAR LINKS
|April 2, 2014
||What Do We Know About Climate Risks Facing Philadelphia and the Urban Northeast?
Daniel A. Bader, Columbia University/Center for Climate Systems Research
|Watch the April 2 webinar
|May 7, 2014
||How Do Local Decision Makers and the Public View Climate Change?
Raluca Ellis, The Franklin Institute / Climate & Urban Systems Partnership
|Watch the May 7 webinar
|June 4, 2014
||Planning Green Infrastructure with Stakeholder Input
Franco Montalto and Katharine Travaline, Drexel University
|Watch the June 4 webinar
|July 2, 2014
||Green Infrastructure: Enhancing Cities by Managing Stormwater
Robert Traver, Villanova University
Green City, Clean Waters: Philadelphia's Citywide Green Infrastructure Program
Jessica Noon, Stephen White, and Matthew Fritch, Philadelphia Water Department
|Watch the July 2 webinar
|August 6, 2014
||Green Infrastructure and Urban Heat Island Mitigation
Kimberly DiGiovanni, Villanova University / Stuart Gaffin, Columbia University /
Brian vant-Hull, City College of New York
|Watch the August 6 webinar
|September 3, 2014
||Environmental Governance as a System: Individuals, Organizations, and Stewardship Networks
Erika Svendsen and Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
|Watch the September 3 webinar
Download the presentation (22MB PDF)
|October 1, 2014
||Green Infrastructure and Environmental Health and Safety
Michelle Kondo, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station /
Austin Troy, University of Colorado-Denver / Spatial Informatics Group, LLC
|Watch the October 1 webinar
|November 5, 2014
||Green Infrastructure and Coastal Resilience
Philip Orton / Stevens Institute of Technology /
Adrian Benepe / The Trust for Public Land
|Watch the November 5 webinar
|December 3, 2014
||Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Nexus Between Sustainability and Public Health?
Charles Haas, Drexel University
|Watch the December 3 webinar
|January 7, 2015
||Green Infrastructure, Urban Planning, and Economic Development
||Join the January 7 webinar
|February 4, 2015
||Urban Greening and Ecosystem Services
|March 4, 2015
||Assessing Ecosystem Services Associated with Urban Trees
This seminar series is sponsored by the following partners: