Experts from across North America, including Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, will gather at The New School to discuss how cities can better cope with the effects of global warming and the economic crisis. Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and the Center for New York City Affairs present a discussion moderated by David Owens, staff writer for the New Yorker on Monday, April 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor,
Stephen Heintz, president of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, will deliver the keynote, which will focus on whether government can take charge of the climate change response despite intensifying political and economic constraints. The cross-sector conversation will include Miquela Craytor, executive director, Sustainable South Bronx and Francis J. Murray, president and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Locating Leadership in an Uncertain World is the second program in the Cities Respond to Climate Change series. Con Edison has generously underwritten both this program and a scholarship fund to train the next generation of leaders in sustainable urban development at Milano. Additional funding provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation. This event is free, but reservations must be made online or by calling 212.229.5418.