April 17, 2021: 10:00-12:30
Billy Fleming is the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center in the Weitzman School of Design and a senior fellow with Data for Progress. His fellowship with Data for Progress has focused on the built environment impacts of climate change, and resulted most prominently in the publication of low-carbon public housing policy briefs tied to the “Green New Deal for Public Housing Act” introduced in 2019. In his role at the McHarg Center, Billy is co-editor of the forthcoming book An Adaptation Blueprint (Island Press, 2020), co-editor and co-curator of the book and now internationally-traveling exhibit Design With Nature Now (Lincoln, 2019), and author of the forthcoming Drowning America: The Nature and Politics of Adaptation (Penn Press, expected 2021). Billy is also the lead author of the recently published “The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal.” He is also a co-author of the Indivisible Guide (2016).
Samantha MacBride – Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marx School of Public Affairs, Author of Recycling Reconsidered
Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Hon. ASLA – became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is president of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winning planner with over 35 years of experience. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning and urban design issues. Silver is fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). One of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers, in 2017 Commissioner Silver was elected to Planetizen’s list of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists in the world.
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