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Hudson Valley Initiative: Kingston Barn Meet

Sun, Sep 29, 2019    3pm

The Climate Crisis: Imagining a Green New Deal in the Hudson Valley

A Knowledge-sharing event convened by the Hudson Valley Initiative and Urban Design Program at Columbia University GSAPP

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The 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in the use of land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities” to make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and avert the worst effects of climate disruption. Please join students and faculty from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for an afternoon workshop to share your experience and ideas, and discuss potential scenarios for transitioning the Hudson Valley to reach ‘Net Zero’ emissions and envision a sustainable, healthy and just future for the region.

As part of “Public Works”, an initiative by the Buell Center at Columbia University the Fall 2019 urban design studio will address the social, technical, and political contours of the ambitious—but still largely undefined—proposal known as the Green New Deal. Students will exhibit their initial research on the region’s infrastructure to inform an afternoon of conversation and discussion in small working groups.

We are interested in hearing:

Personal experiences and local knowledge that support (or challenge) the research? What are scenarios you get excited about? Where do you have the greatest concerns for implementation? How do you imagine a just path to ‘Net Zero’?

Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401, USA

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm