Askwith Hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
About the Event
Extreme weather patterns are increasing; how should individuals and institutions decide what to do next? Future of Cities: Extreme Heat, the third installation of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs’ Future of Cities series, will showcase a panel discussing concerns around environmental justice and public health as global average temperatures rise.
Cosponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Office of the Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University, and the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, this discussion will convene experts in urban planning and design, building design and materials, environmental science, public health, and medicine to share their ideas on tangible next steps for lessening the impact of extreme heat.
The event will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13 at Askwith Hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It will feature an introduction by University Provost Alan Garber and remarks from Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark Elliott and Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability James Stock. Moderator John Macomber of Harvard Business School will then lead a panel discussion with Harvard faculty members and practitioners, including:
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Director, Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University
Harvard Business School
Harvard Medical School
Climate Resilience Project Coordinator, city of Boston
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Founder, Probable Futures