UCCRN Co-Hosts Event on Transforming Infrastructure in NYC for Sustainability

by | April 26, 2016
Categories: Events, News

UCCRN co-hosted a workshop entitled “Transforming Infrastructure in NYC for Sustainability: Critical Needs and Opportunities Workshop” at Hunter College – City University of New York. Organised by UCCRN Co-Directors Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki, and Peter Marcotullio from the City University of New York, the workshop took place on April 25, 2016 at Roosevelt House, City University of New York. The event was co-sponsored by EDF France and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

The objective of the workshop was to review and examine possible pathways to transform New York City’s critical infrastructure for sustainability.New York is in an excellent position to investigate the opportunities and challenges of fostering and developing sustainable infrastructure across a diversity of sectors. New York City is a global leader in sustainability planning and climate action (both adaptation and mitigation) and has the recent experience of Hurricane Sandy to spur transformative efforts. Specifically, 3 aspects of this issue was chosen:

1) Identify critical infrastructure systems and needs for New York City

2) Scope solutions to the needs and estimate the costs of transformation to sustainability

3) Define the social equity and health issues of such a transformation

These issues were examined through focused panel sessions, with presentations by workshop participants and a period of open discussion. The workshop concluded with an open discussion of the recommendations from each panel discussion.

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