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New York University's Marron Institute of Urban Management
The NYU Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Square South, Room 905, New York, NY 10012
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Climate Smart Cities In Small Island Developing States

This event is intended to share experiences and extend a dialogue from the Marron Institute’s most recent project with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) that develops a comprehensive readiness program to increase the climate resilience of urban and peri-urban areas on the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. As a part of the project, the Marron Institute has the opportunity to focus on how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can prepare for climate change effects such as sea level rise and more frequent coastal flooding events and increased frequency and intensity of hurricanes, while at the same time addressing issues of climate mitigation, urban expansion and sustainable development more broadly. Results from this work demonstrate the process of co-producing plans for urban development and climate resilience between experts and local stakeholders. This work contributes valuable knowledge to different strategies that SIDS can utilize to deal with the risks of climate change and the demands of development. 

This event is a three-hour panel where Institute experts will discuss key problems and conclusions derived from their experience working in Grenada. There will be four main topics for the panel: Urban Expansion, Grey and green resilience infrastructure, Communities and livelihoods and Knowledge and Governance. An expert in Climate Smart Cities will host the panel and facilitate discussion between the panelists and the audience. 

The Marron Institute at New York University conducts innovative applied research, working with cities to take on critical challenges of urban living. Currently, the Marron Institute has five major research programs focused on urban planning, environmental health, criminal justice, civic analytics, and public sector performance and innovation.

This event is part of the Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change program of Climate Week NYC.