CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

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 focus of the CCRUN seminar series is on urban solutions to global problems associated with increasing temperature and sea level rise, precipitation variability, and greenhouse gas emissions. We are interested in the implications of such changes on the complex infrastructure of intensely developed landscapes, and on the health, well-being, and vulnerability of the people who live in them.

All the seminars are free, and held at 4:00 PM on the first Wednesday of every month at Drexel University in the Hill Conference Room, located in the LeBow Engineering Center.  Refreshments will be provided. The sessions will be broadcast live via webcast, recorded, and archived on the CCRUN website.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Please use the links below to register!

In Person Attendance or Web Attendance 

Abstracts for this month’s presentations can be found here.

Please direct all inquires to Dr. Franco Montalto,

DateTentative TopicWeb Recording
October 5, 2016Knowledge management: science and risk communicationKnowledge management: science and risk communication
November 2, 1016Temperature changeTemperature change
December 7, 2016Coastal ecosystem/landscape managementCoastal ecosystem/landscape management
January 4, 2017Sea level rise managementSea level rise management
February 1, 2017Precipitation change managementPrecipitation change management
March 1, 2017Greenhouse gas mitigationGreenhouse gas mitigation
April 5, 2017Urban planning and design implicationsUrban planning and design implications
May 3, 2017Public health implicationsPublic health implications
June 7, 2017Ecological systems and restorationEcological systems and restoration
July 10, 2017Stewardship and engagementMoved to November 1, 2017
August 2, 2017Water resources managementWater resources
September 6, 2017Managing the extremesManaging the extremes
October 4, 2017Economic and social dimensions of urban adaptation strategiesSocial dimensions
November 1, 2017Stewardship and engagementStewardship and engagement
December 6, 2017DeCarbonizationDeCarbonization
January 3, 2018Urban Climate Change EducationUrban Climate Change Education
February 7, 2018Urban Heat IslandsUrban Heat Islands
March 7, 2018Climate Data ToolsMoved to April 4, 2018
April 4, 2018Climate Data ToolsClimate Data Tools
May 2, 2018 Neighborhood Approaches to AdaptationNeighborhood Approaches to Adaptation
June 6, 2018Urban air quality Urban air quality
July 5, 2018Seminar Cancelled
August 1, 2018Urban infrastructureUrban infrastructure
September 5, 2018Green infrastructureGreen infrastructure
October 3, 2018Water infrastructureWater infrastructure
November 14, 2018Urban planningUrban Planning
December 5, 2018Extreme weather events Extreme weather events
January 9, 2019Urban Planning and Green InfrastructureUrban Planning and Green Infrastructure
February 6, 2019Valuing climate informationValuing climate information

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