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Global Sustainable Cities: Cities and Our Environmental Future
January 23, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST
Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and this share is expected to increase in the coming decades. With growing urbanization, cities and their residents face substantial environmental challenges such as higher temperatures, droughts, wildfires, and increased flooding. In response to these pressing challenges, some cities have begun to develop local environmental regulations that supplement national and environmental laws. Experts from around the globe take stock of the policies that leading cities in the global north and south are taking to lessen the impacts of climate change and secure a more sustainable urban future.
This program is timed to coincide with the release of Global Sustainable Cities, a new book that is a collaborative effort of NYU’s faculty in New York City and Abu Dhabi. The book includes first-hand accounts of recent environmental initiatives adopted by Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Delhi, London, New York, and Shanghai.
John Coughlin, Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law, NYUAD
Daniel Zarrilli, Special Advisor for Climate and Sustainability, Columbia University; former Chief Climate Policy Advisor to Mayor Bill de Blasio
Elena De Nictolis, Post-Doctoral Global Fellow, New York University School of Law
Harry den Hartog, Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai
Hu Tao, Director, Lakestone Institute for Sustainable Development
Wolfram von Heynitz, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York
Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, NYU School of Law
Katrina Wyman, Wilf Family Professor of Property Law, NYU School of Law