Comparative Cultures of Resilience & Sustainability in the Netherlands & in the Community of Eastwick in Philadelphia
Howard Neukrug, Jazmin Ricks, Simon Richter, Korin Tangtrakul, Mathy Stanislaus, Trevor Johnson, Brian Schmitt, Penn Global Seminar Students| Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Coastal and riverside cities worldwide are under increasing pressure from sea level rise and other effects of climate change. Resilience and sustainability are paradigmatic concepts for the ways in which cities address them and their impacts on water, food, energy, and housing.
During this event, University of Pennsylvania students and faculty, alongside representatives from the private sector and the Eastwick community, will discuss their analysis of climate action plans and resilience strategies; explore cultural histories relative to flooding events; and will share lessons learned from Dutch and American experts in climate adaptation, governance, community development, and design.
Speakers include Howard Neukrug, Executive Director of the Water Center at Penn; Simon Richter, Department Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures; Korin Tangtrakul, Program Manager of Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia; Mathy Stanislaus, Vice Provost & Executive Director of Environmental Collaboratory at Drexel University; Trevor Johnson, Senior Resilience Planner of Arcadis; Brian Schmitt, Urban Climate Resilience Manager of Wavin; Jazmin Ricks, Senior Research Coordinator of the Water Center at Penn; and Penn Global Seminar Students.