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How to Build a Sustainable City

Cities along the Mississippi River have experienced record flooding in 2019 and are increasingly vulnerable to severe storms, water pollution and drought. 

Join CDP for a screening of the short film, “Sustainable Cities: Building a Greener Memphis” which explores how communities are working together to factor water into their thinking across government, business and communities. Following the film, Mayor Robert Gallagher of Bettendorf, IA, John Zeanah, Director of Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, and Glen Yelton, Head of Responsible Investment - Americas at Invesco will discuss how cities along a core economic corridor – the Mississippi River – are preparing for climate change impacts through socially equitable natural infrastructure solutions.

The panelists will discuss the financing needs required to support climate inv estment and how these investments can help vulnerable and disadvantaged communities become more resilient.

By invitation only.

Please arrive between 8:30 - 8:45am to check in.

This event is part of the State, City and Local Action and Clean Transport, Buildings and Infrastructure programs of Climate Week NYC.