Comparative Cultures of Resilience & Sustainability in the Netherlands & in the Community of Eastwick in Philadelphia
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
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.