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Turning up the heat

Turning Up the Heat

Built Environment Track

In a time of increasingly frequent heat waves, it is imperative that communities understand what their needs are during heat waves and how they will meet those needs.

This session covered:
Design and retrofit strategies within an urban environment to mitigate extreme heat events
How to develop plans to identify and assist the most vulnerable populations to urban heat island impacts

Participants left with a greater understanding of how to address increasingly common and intense heat events, including keeping essential systems functioning and assisting the most vulnerable populations.

Moderator: Sara Hoverter, Senior Fellow at Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Speakers/Panelists:
Maria Koetter, Director of Sustainability at City of Louisville
Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer at The Kresge Foundation

 

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Sep06

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This course will provide participants with step-by-step skills in utilizing the tools of democracy to take meaningful civic action on climate change. Participants will learn the levers for building political will and the essentials of climate change communication. You will apply your learning by taking action in collaboration with a local environmental organization, and further your learning with your peers via Antioch’s online learning platform and optional one-on-one meetings with the instructor.
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Climate Impacts: Vulnerability and Adaptation Planning

Local and regional governments are leaders in climate change due to their unique position to make a wide range of decisions that can mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Because they are on the frontline, many communities have conducted vulnerability assessments and engaged in adaptation planning. This module will enable participants to assess impacts to a business, community, or sector based on specific climate projections for a specific locale.
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Nov06

Climate Impacts: Communication, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Capacity Building

Collective actions at the societal level (civic or political action behaviors) include involvement and support of policies, plans, and funding for implementation of municipal projects that could increase local climate resilience. Community engagement with the issue of climate change typically is lacking at the local level. How individuals feel about climate change, how much they know about the issue, and how they act are all types of engagement that are needed for societal change.
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