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Financing an Equitable and Resilient Future

November 19, 2013 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Where: New York City Bar Association 42 W. 44th Street New York, NY
  • Hosted by: New York City Bar Association
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This conference, sponsored by Pratt’s Programs for Sustainable Development and Planning, The New York City Bar Association, and Better, Inc., will explore innovative mechanisms for financing the social, economic and infrastructure needs to address climate change. The conference will feature panel discussions on recent innovative financing instruments including a discussion on housing and community building efforts focused on meeting the needs of low-income communities and communities of color affected by Sandy, as well as, how investment instruments can be negotiated to serve a variety interests in advancing an Equitable and Resilient Future for New York.   PROGRAM 8:15 – 8:30 Coffee and registration   8:30 – 8:45 Welcome + Statement of goals of the conference Stephen Kass, Chair, City Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation Ron Shiffman, Director, Pratt Institute’s “Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation and Planning” [RAMP] Initiative Bettina Damiani, Good Jobs New York   8:45 – 9:45 A Framework for Social Inclusion, Resiliency Planning and Transparency Moderator, Ron Shiffman Maya Wiley, The Center for Social Inclusion Duzan Doepel, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning at the Knowledge Sustainable Solutions, RDM Campus Bomee Jung, Deputy Director, New York Office Enterprise Community Partners Inc.   9:45 – 11:15 Innovative Finance Alternatives: High and Low Finance for Urban Resiliency Moderator, Jesse M. Keenan, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University Chuck Laven, Forsythe Partners James Parrot, Fiscal Policy Institute Richard Roberts, Red Stone Wallace Tuberville, Demos Fellow Marcel Ham,  Rebel, NL BE INternational Larry Sprague, Sustainable Energy Funding Program Chris Lotspeich, Celtic Energy   11:15 – 11:25 BREAK   11:25 -12:30 Housing and Infrastructure: Resiliency and Equity Moderator, Michelle de la Uz, FAC, Donald Manning, Jewish Association Serving the Aging Donna Colonna, Services for the UnderServed Rob Conboy, Better, Inc   12:30 – 12:45 Wrap Up and Next Steps Stephen Kass, Chair, City Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation   Sponsored by: The Center for Social Inclusion Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. NYC Environmental Justice Alliance Good Jobs New York RAMP [Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning] Fiscal Policy Institute

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