This webinar will happen September 23, 2017, 1-3pm Central Time.
The 1992 Earth Summit brought cities to the forefront by recognizing urban areas as essential to creating a healthy environment and world. What has since emerged is the concept of the sustainable city: an urban area designed to advance sustainability goals, address climate change, improve quality of life, and minimize negative environmental impacts.
A crucial part of creating a sustainable city is the production of green spaces (e.g. parks, gardens, and urban agriculture). Green spaces absorb CO2 and air pollutants, reduce flooding from storm water run-off, mitigate the urban heat island effect, and can serve as areas for recreation, food production, and wildlife habitat formation.
The promise of the sustainable city is particularly vital for low-income neighborhoods and communities of color who tend to be the most environmentally compromised, and are less likely to live next to or have access to healthy green spaces.
This webinar will include discussions on the following topics:
- What is a sustainable city?
- What is the history and the policies that created the concept of the sustainable city?
- How can sustainable/green infrastructure protect cities from severe weather events?
- What are the many ways in which sustainability can be defined, envisioned, and misunderstood?
|Household income $100,000 and up||$ 45.00|
|Household income $60,000-$99,999||$ 37.00|
|Household income $30,000-$59,999||$ 30.00|
|Household income $15,000-$29,999||$ 20.00|
|Household income $0-$14,999||$ 15.00|
|Group purchase||$ 390.00|