A discussion about the critical role that cities play in driving the agenda on climate change, and the steps federal governments must take to assist cities in their efforts to respond to the vast environmental, economic, and cultural impacts. Featuring presentations by former and current city government officials from New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City.
Adam Freed, Principal, Bloomberg Associates, and former Deputy Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Jeffrey Hebert, Deputy Mayor & Chief Resilience Officer, The City of New Orleans
Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE, and Associate Professor & Director of Urban Design program, Columbia GSAPP
Rodrigo Rosa, Visiting Research Scholar, Columbia University, and Legislative Consultant, Brazil Federal Senate
Weiping Wu, Professor & Director of Urban Planning program, Columbia GSAPP
Moderated by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic, The New York Times, and adjunct professor, Columbia GSAPP