“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Join us for a conversation about the challenges facing coastal cities due to the effects of climate change. We will discuss adaptation strategies and resilience efforts across sectors and opportunities for community engagement.
Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston and Boston Parks Commissioner
Gina McCarthy, Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment
Colleen Murphy-Dunning, Program Director, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Urban Resources Initiative (URI), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Giovanni Zinn, City Engineer, City of New Haven
Open to the Public
This event honors the recipients of the 2018 Roy Award, the Advancing Green Infrastructure Program, a public-private partnership consisting of the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, EMERGE Connecticut, Inc., the City of New Haven Department of Engineering, the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, and Common Ground High School. The program address the issues of urban flooding and the pollution of waterways surrounding New Haven during increasingly frequent heavy rainfall events, by building and monitoring bioswales - landscaped areas adjacent to the roadway designed to capture and infiltrate storm water runoff from the street before it can enter a piped sewer system. The program's inclusive, community-driven, science-based approach simultaneously addresses environmental and social challenges facing New Haven, a model that could be replicated in other cities and communities around the world.
For more information about the Roy Award for Environmental Partnership, click here.