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. Refreshments will be provided. The sessions will be broadcast live via webcast, recorded, and archived on the CCRUN website.

Space is limited, so RSVP is required for:

In Person Attendance or Web Attendance 

Please direct all inquires to Dr. Franco Montalto,

Download a copy of the seminar schedule (PDF)

DateTentative Topic
October 5, 2016Knowledge management: science and risk communication
November 2, 1016Coastal ecosystem/landscape management
December 7, 2016Temperature change management
January 4, 2017Sea level rise management
February 1, 2017Precipitation change management
March 1, 2017Greenhouse gas mitigation
April 5, 2017Urban planning and design implications
May 3, 2017Public health implications
June 7, 2017Ecological systems and restoration
July 5, 2017Stewardship and engagement
August 2, 2017Water resources management
September 6, 2017Managing the extremes
October 4, 2017Economic and social dimensions of urban adaptation strategies

This seminar series is sponsored by the following partners:


Seminar Series Partner