Spring 2018

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(1) Optimum Protective Measures for the New York City Infrastructure Subjected to Future Hurricanes and Sea Level Rise
Leader: George Deodatis
Thursday, March 8, 10:00am – 11:30am
Summary of Discussion
Reading:

  • NYSERDA ClimAID, Chapter 9, pages 323-354; 352-354.

(2) Disability and Adaptation Planning
Leader: Lisa Dale
Monday, March 26, 10:00am – 11:30am
Summary of Discussion
Reading:

  • Disability and Climate Resilience, A Literature Review (pages 6-22, Exec Summary and Intro)
  • The Right to Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster (pages 2408-14, Intro and Section I):

(3) Urban Adaptation and New York City
Leader: Jackie Klopp and Nilda Mesa
Wednesday, April 25, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lerner 569
Summary of Discussion
Reading:

  • New York City’s Roadmap to 80X50, Executive summary, pages 5-13
  • One New York, Vision 3, pages 166-173
  • OneNYC Progress Report, pages 126-137
  • Klopp and Petretta, 2017, The Urban Sustainable Development Goal

(4) Adaptation, mitigation and land tenure in the Brazilian Amazon and other tropical forests
Leader: Maron Greenleaf
Wednesday, May 9, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Faculty House, Garden Room 2 (1st floor)
Summary of Discussion
Reading:

  • Greenleaf, The Unowned Forest (article in progress)
  • Larson et al. 2013, Land tenure and REDD+