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New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, United States April 9-11, 2024

NYC 2100: Resiliency, Housing, and Equity for the Metropolitan Region with Six Feet of Sea-Level Rise

Tue Apr 09 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Gramercy Suite
The New York metropolitan area has 20 million residents and within the next century could see six feet of sea-level rise due to climate change. The city itself has 500 miles of coastline and faces significant challenges for long-term coastal protections, including for vulnerable and marginalized populations. While new housing opportunities are needed to create equitable, resilient development in sustainable mixed-use neighborhoods proximate to mass transit, the region also has an existing housing affordability problem that will be further stressed by climate migration and population growth over time. This panel focuses on analysis, policy response, and insight into the various challenges and opportunities for evolving the metropolitan area for future housing demand. Expertise in climate modeling, public policy, urban design, and long-term planning will be needed to create more equitable and resilient neighborhoods. Panelists will discuss how climate change will dramatically impact urban design and land use and will identify key policy considerations coupled with tactical solutions for metropolitan areas to promote future-proof planning, climate justice, and resilient design.

Speakers

Panelist

Vice President, Energy and Environment Program Regional Plan Association

Robert Freudenberg is vice president of RPA's energy and environmental programs, leading the organization's initiatives in areas including climate mitigation and adaptation, open space conservation and park development, and water resource management. Rob has been with RPA since 2006 and…
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Principal | Regional Leader of Urban Design HOK

As an urban designer and architect, William Kenworthey, Principal, leads HOK's urban design projects across the Northeast region. Bill has been responsible for leading high-profile projects throughout his 25 years in the field. His work includes efforts for Government Agencies,…
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Director of Climate and Sustainability Planning New York City Department of City Planning

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OSilas Endowed Professor in Environmental Studies Sarah Lawrence College

Moderator

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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New York Hilton Midtown
New York, NY, United States

April 9-11, 2024

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