The 22nd Gallivan Conference - Municipal Climate Policy: Local Solutions for a Global Problem

Event:
The 22nd Gallivan Conference - Municipal Climate Policy: Local Solutions for a Global Problem
Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Presented By:
Description:

The density of human beings and infrastructure that make cities vibrant also leaves them especially vulnerable to the threats presented by climate change. As extreme weather events become increasingly frequent and intense, and greenhouse gas emissions continue to erode air quality, cities across the United States are responding by taking steps to build community resilience while simultaneously addressing the root causes of climate change. “Climate Action Plans” are the guiding frameworks utilized by localities to achieve these ends.

“Municipal Climate Policy: Local Solutions for a Global Problem” is an innovative combined conference and workshop, bringing academic scholarship and community planning together in one venue. The conference will begin by featuring scholars and practitioners who have a global perspective on local responses to climate change. The afternoon session will be a workshop, where attendees can collaborate with panelists in an attempt to review the climate action planning efforts of the city of Hartford, which are being undertaken in collaboration with UConn Law students. A climate action plan that addresses the sources of climate change while planning for adaptation will have long-term positive effects on the health and well-being of all who live and work in Hartford. Ultimately, it is the local sustainability actions taken by cities that will coalesce to achieve substantial results on a global scale.

Co-Sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association and the City of Hartford Climate Stewardship Council

*Eligible for 3 hours of CT CLE Credit and 5 AICP CM Credits

Schedule:
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Check In
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Opening Remarks
9:15 am - 10:45 am
Panel 1 - Setting the Stage: Science, Politics, & Economic Development
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Panel 2 - Designing the Green City: Streets, Infrastructure, & Neighborhoods
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshop (Coordinated by CCAPA)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ice Cream Social
Presenters:

Keynote

Nilda Mesa, Director of the Urban Sustainability and Equity Planning Program, Urban Design Lab, Earth Institute, Columbia University. Former Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Panel 1 - Setting the Stage: Science, Politics, & Economic Development

Melissa Powers, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School
Nat Gale, Principal Project Coordinator at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Adrienne Farrar Houël, President & CEO of Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises
Anji Seth, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut

Panel 2 - Designing the Green City: Streets, Infrastructure, & Neighborhoods

Jonathan Rosenbloom, Professor of Law and Director of Environmental & Sustainability Program at Drake University School of Law
Doug Suisman, FAIA, Suisman Urban Design (lead designer: iQuilt)
Michele Crim, Climate Action Program Manager for the City of Portland (Oregon) Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Norman Garrick, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut

Location:

Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
Contact:
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.