Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series

Climate Resiliency

Speaker Series

MAPC is working in partnership with the Barr Foundation to accelerate climate resilience in the region by helping municipalities advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change.

This work includes:

  • The Accelerating Climate Resiliency grant program, which funds actionable resilience interventions in the MAPC region.
  • A Resiliency Community of Practice for grant program awardees to share skills and knowledge, discuss successes and challenges, and build a support network of climate resiliency champions.
  • This speaker series, open to the public! Every other month, we'll bring experts and practitioners from across the country who can speak to the ways that they are perceiving and advancing resilience.

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Upcoming Events

Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
11 a.m.

Featured Speaker: Jacqueline Patterson

Join to hear Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Program at the NAACP, discuss the intersection of climate resiliency and racial justice.

Past Events

Sea Level Rise and Underwater
Municipal Budgets

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Linda Shi

Dr. Linda Shi is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Her research and professional practice focus on urban environmental governance, and advancing planning policies to manage the urban climate transition in ways that improve social equity.

In this webinar, Dr. Shi discusses her research on the vulnerability of municipal budgets in Greater Boston to climate change; and how to approach development in ways that promote equity, resilience, and fiscal responsibility.

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