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Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College
Cuny Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 USA 4th Floor
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(917) 301-4985

Small City Resilience

A roundtable discussion on small and medium-sized cities take on climate resilience hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College in partnership with Climate Resilience Consulting and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety.

Small and medium-sized cities around the world offer incredible opportunity for climate resilience, and incredible loss if left out of the resilience renaissance being led by large cities. Based on lessons from Katrina, Sandy, Maria and other climate shocks, expert practitioners and researchers will discuss what is new in small and medium-sized city climate resilience, including:

  • Enabling capacities to prioritize resilience that addresses immediate community needs
  • Political drivers to engage elected and appointed officials
  • Measurement tools to create pragmatic and incremental resilience plans
  • Innovative models to finance and fund the next era of climate resilience
  • Collateral benefits to ensure judicious use of limited resources

The event will be moderated by Joyce Coffee, President, Climate Resilience Consulting.

Speakers include:

  • Cooper Martin, National League of Cities
  • Patrick Howell, Institute for Building Technology and Safety
  • Dr. William Solecki, a Professor of Urban Planning and the founding director of CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities


Leaders from C40, UCCRN and the Regional Plan Association are also invited to present.


Note that the venue is a university classroom.


The event is over-capacity and no more seats are available.