Resilient Cities, Livable Futures – The New School, NYC

Urban Resilience to Weather-Related Extreme Events in the US and Latin America

Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) alongside practitioners, government representatives, and environmental justice leaders from 10 United States and Latin American cities who will share progress, challenges, and needs for building resilience to climate change in cities.

From coastal flooding to intense heat and drought, cities across the United States and Latin America must prepare for futures where extreme weather events occur with increasing frequency and intensity.  At the same time, these cities are working to become more just, inclusive, and sustainable. UREx SRN is addressing these challenges in a network of 10 cities collectively home to over 45 million people, including New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Syracuse, Miami, Baltimore, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Valdivia, Chili, and Hermosillo and Mexico City in Mexico.





Kristin Baja / Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, Baltimore

Michele Crim / City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Portland

Adam Parris / Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, New York City

Elizabeth Wheaton / City of Miami Beach Environment & Sustainability Department, Miami

Mark Hartman / City of Phoenix, Phoenix

Javiera Maira / Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo, Valdivia

Maria Penunuri Soto / Instituto Municipal de Planeación Urbana de Hermosillo (IMPLAN), Hermosillo

Ingrid Vila Bigaggi / EPA Asociación de Aguas Urbanas, San Juan

Dan Zarrilli / NYC Mayor’s Office for Recovery and Resiliency, New York City

Jennifer Bolstad / Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, New York City

Walter Meyer / Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, New York City

Peggy Shepard / WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York City

Timon McPhearson / Urban Ecology Lab, The New School, New York City

Chuck Redman / School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Phoenix

Nancy Grimm / School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix



  • 8:00 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 a.m. New York City Keynotes
  • 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
  • Noon Lunch Break
  • 2:00 p.m. City Practitioner Leads Panel
  • 3:00 p.m. City Comparisons Panel
  • 4:30 p.m. City Comparisons Part II/Practitioner Dialogue
  • 5:30 p.m. Reception and Poster Session

Presented by The New School’s Urban Ecology Lab, Environmental Studies Program, Tishman Environment and Design Center, and supported by the National Science Foundation and local partners at NYU, CUNY-Hunter, as well as Arizona State University.



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