Breakthroughs in Sustainable, Livable Cities: 2020 and Beyond

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 302

22-11-2019 14:30 22-11-2019 15:45 America/Chicago Breakthroughs in Sustainable, Livable Cities: 2020 and Beyond

2020 is a crucial moment for many government sustainability strategies to address climate change and engage residents in ways that strengthen community. It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the first year that governments around the world will report progress toward the Paris Climate Accord, making it a benchmark year for local leaders… Read more »

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Synopsis

2020 is a crucial moment for many government sustainability strategies to address climate change and engage residents in ways that strengthen community. It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the first year that governments around the world will report progress toward the Paris Climate Accord, making it a benchmark year for local leaders to evaluate progress, accelerate climate action, and sustainably meet the needs of people, place, and prosperity. Join this world-café session—designed for cities of all sizes—to engage in facilitated, small group discussions with topic experts and local government peers through a series of 25-minute rotations addressing breakthroughs in renewable energy, energy efficiency, urban heat, water management, access to parks and natural services, electric vehicles, and equitable engagement.

Speakers

  • Robert Treviño Councilmember - San Antonio, Texas
  • Cynthia Koehler Executive Director - San Francisco, CA
  • Henry Cisneros Former San Antonio, Texas Mayor - Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Bola Kushimo Vice President/Senior Analyst - Dallas Local Governments Ratings Team
  • Will Callaway National Campaign Director - Earth Day Network
  • Jeff Cook Energy Analyst - National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Jennifer Roberts Director - ecoAmerica
  • Natasha Udu-gama Senior Specialist, Thriving Earth - American Geophysical Union/ Thriving Ear American
  • Will Wynn Former Austin Mayor - Smart Surfaces Coalition

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