Climate resilience is rarely stated as a top priority by diverse urban communities struggling with issues of housing affordability, economic mobility, education, food deserts, crime, opioid addiction, homelessness, and youth employment and training. Yet community engagement with climate resilience opens pathways to STEAM education, youth employment and training, lowered energy consumption, and knowledge sharing across global communities in ways that can create approaches to solutions to the generally prioritized issues.
Resilience planning and community engagement is a humanistic way of combining disciplines such as community planning, infrastructure development, health and wellness, architecture and urban policy development, youth education and training, place-making and the arts, AI and data analysis, social psychology, law, and engineering. Our goal with the Turning Up the Heat conference will be to bring together people from these multiple disciplines and community stake-holders, to engage in discussions and a planning charrette around how communities can be better engaged in resilience planning and training for green jobs of the future.
More information, including speaker panels, is forthcoming.
This event is co-sponsored by the Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and its research center, the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, in partnership with the UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab.
When: Friday, October 18, 2019 to Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115