Center for Social Inclusion: Our Climate, Our City, Our Future

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OUR CLIMATE, OUR CITY, OUR FUTURE: HURRICANE SANDY ONE YEAR LATER

Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding
Focus: The Lower East Side

Oct. 29, 2013
6pm-8pm

University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Community Conversations on Environmental Justice & Rebuilding
Focus: Brooklyn

November 6, 2013
6pm-8pm

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

There is an imminent and critical need for diverse communities, particularly communities of color, to acquire the capacity to plan and develop their neighborhoods in response to climate change and attendant disasters. In recognition of that need, the Center for Social Inclusion, in collaboration with the Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development, will present a series of town hall community conversations at cultural institutions located in New York City neighborhoods most impacted by Hurricane Sandy – the Lower East Side, Brooklyn and the Rockaways. With presentations from architects, planners, artists, environmental activists and community leaders, the conversations will focus on recovery, adaptation, mitigation and planning in communities that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Read more about the Center for Social Inclusion and the Pratt Institute for Sustainable Planning & Development at their profile page