City of the Future - October Session City of the Future - October Session

Since the last City of the Future, both Texas and the world have drastically changed. We have learned the true measure of strength in our communities—and that we each have a part to play in transforming them. People have endured great pain, and from that, lessons are being learned. As systems, institutions, supply chains, and even culture are being reassessed to better protect and deliver for people first, there are opportunities to heal and build. Now with the City of the Future virtual monthly series, we hope to create a platform for collaborative sharing of ideas and lessons learned so our cities and systems can be built for preparedness and equity.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

- CDT
- CDT
Focus on Florida: Addressing Climate Change in the Sunshine State
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research Analyst
Dr. Jennifer Jurado
Dr. Jennifer Jurado
Broward County, Chief Resilience Officer, Deputy Director
Chris Castro
Chris Castro
City of Orlando, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience
Jan Vrins
Jan Vrins
Guidehouse, Global Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Leader

The state of Florida is home to some of the most diverse natural habitats in the world as well as almost 22 million people. Its geographic location makes it a state that will feel the harshest impacts of climate change, with increasingly intense hurricane seasons, rising seawater levels, and toxic algal blooms threatening the state’s communities and biodiversity. How are local leaders in Florida addressing these challenges, and what lessons do they have to share with other cities around the world?

- CDT
Houston's Resilience and Sustainability Journey
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO
Thomas Pommier
Thomas Pommier
City of Houston, Office of Sustainability

Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officers discuss the link between resilience and

sustainability as climate change brings increasing challenges to communities.