Climate, Cities and Behavior Videos 2013

The Climate, Cities and Behavior Symposium (March 13-15, 2013) brought together sustainability managers, municipal leaders, urban planners and nonprofit professionals to explore the human dimensions of resilient and sustainable cities. Watch videos of the presentations below (via the Garrison Institute).

Bob Doppelt

doppelt-125Bob Doppelt shares two examples of projects intended to foster the development of ‘We’ oriented social resilience: The Resource Innovation Group’s Climate Futures Forums, and its recent assessment of the strengths, limitations, and potential of organizations making a moral call to action on climate disruption.


Keya Chatterjee

chatterjee-125Keya Chatterjee of the World Wildlife Fund discusses the ways WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge provides a model for how nonprofits and citizens can work with municipal leaders to build public support for climate action.


Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez

ehrhardt-martinez2-125Karen’s presentation discusses collaborative work by the Garrison Institute and USDN to provide cities with a low-cost approach to assess the scale of city-specific savings opportunities and to document the sets of behaviors that are likely to result in the most savings.


Cassie Flynn

flynn-125Cassie Flynn, Co-Founder of ioby, discusses ioby’s recent report on citizen ideas for making more resilient communities and shares ioby’s experiences in helping innovators bring their ideas to life.


JoAnn Jordan

jordan-125JoAnn Jordan of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management discusses using disaster preparedness as a catalyst for building community.


Geoff Feinberg

feinberg-125Geoff Feinberg of the Yale Project for Climate Communications (YPCC) explores public opinion on sustainability and resilience, drawing on the YPCC’s current work.


Jennifer Hirsch

hirsch-125Jennifer Hirsch, an applied anthropologist from Chicago, discusses the framework of "collaborative governance" for thinking about models and outcomes of community engagement for behavior change and sustainable community-building.

Mindy Fullilove

fullilove-125Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University brings our attention to disaster in the context of unmitigated disaster, particularly among disenfranchised communities and populations.


Missy Stults

stults-125By looking at the theoretical and the applied side of adaptation to climate change, Missy creates the opportunity to dialogue around what "we" mean when we say things like resilience, adaptation, and vulnerability, and how we can best support on the ground efforts to prepare for climate change.

Tina Rosenberg

rosenberg-125Tina Rosenberg, author ofJoin the Club: How Peer Pressure can Change the World, suggests that peer pressure can be a force for positive behavior change and should be a tool for climate change practitioners and city-sustainability professionals.


Date: 2013
Strategic Approach: Evaluation, Other
Strategic Approach: Evaluation, Other

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