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Politial Climate Change 2011

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011

As the impacts of climate change begin to manifest, is New York City moving fast enough to build the low-carbon city of the future?

The third annual Political Climate Change forum brings together key players in advancing energy efficiency in New York City's building stock to discuss their strategies to promote widespread property upgrades, with a focus on their work in affordable housing. It is the culmination of the 2010-'11 Managing Lean and Green series.

Sponsors: Supportive Housing Network of New York, Pratt Center for Community Development (a NYSERDA Energy $mart Communities contractor), the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board.

Keynote Speaker: William Solecki, Director - CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Forecast of climate change impacts in New York City

Panel: Progress and problems in retrofitting New York City

Speakers: David Bragdon, Director - The Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability . Version 2.0 of PlaNYC 2030: progress and plans on achieving NYC’s energy efficiency goals; Michael T. Colgrove, Director of Energy Progams - NYSERDA. The impact of new and ongoing energy efficiency projects and programs in NYC; Cristiana Fragola, Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Planning & Change Management, New York City Housing Authority. Progress on greening the largest housing authority in North America; David Hepinstall, Director - Association for Energy Affordability. Progress of WAP in implementing the ARRA funds and the future of that program; Susan Leeds, CEO - NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation. Mission, structure and goals for the City’s new energy organization.

Moderator: Wendy Fleischer, Director, Sustainability Services - Pratt Center for Community Development

RSVP: $20 per session for up to 2 people. Payments can be made by cash or check, either by mail or at the session. Make checks payable to Pratt Institute. Mail payments with this form to:
Pratt Center for Community Development
Attn: Managing Lean and Green
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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