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Community Climate Resilience Workshop

Thu, 5/31/2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Penn State at The Navy Yard, 4960 South 12th Street, Building 661, Symposium Room 202, Philadelphia, PA 19112

How Climate Change Impacts Philadelphia's Neighborhoods

According to the City of Philadelphia's Growing Stronger: Toward a climate-ready Philadelphia,  our changing climate shows that residents and infrastructure will be negatively impacted by: 

  • Increased frequency and severity of heat waves
  • Increased frequency and severity of storm events 
  • Flooding and other damage from rising sea levels 


Planning Resilient Communities  

Join community developers, designers, planners, and government officials as we explore what pathways we can introduce now and into the future to better address increased heating and cooling costs in extreme climate conditions, relief after natural disasters, and the impact of fires/flooding. 

Green Building United is excited to partner with Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) to present this Community Climate Resilience Workshop, aimed at increasing knowledge of resilience from the city scale down to the neighborhood level in Philadelphia. Experts will present information on how climate change is impacting communities, what resiliency means and looks like, and how communities can take action. Projects, policies, tools, and other cities will serve as references. 

We invite urban planners, project managers, developers, community groups, and any interested community members to participate. No background knowledge or skillset is required - all are welcome! 


Presentations and Resources

Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability - Growing Stronger Towards a Climate Ready Philadelphia

            Presentation: Preparing Philadelphia for Climate Change

Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management - READYPhiladelphia

New Ecology

           Presentaion: Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Design 

Other Resources:


Event Cost

Member: $10*

Non-member: $25 (Want to become a member? Join here!)

*CDC Members - please use the discount code member15off to receive the $15 discount.

Registration has Closed. 


9:00 am - Registration and Welcome from Green Building United and PACDC 

9:30 am - Intro to Climate Change and the City's Response, Sarah Wu and Rich Freeh, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability 

10:30 am - Coffee Break  

11:00 am - Emergency Preparedness and READY Community, Lynn Fisher, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management 

12:00 pm - Lunch 

1:00 pm - Assessing Vulnerability and Designing for Resilience, Tom Chase, New Ecology 

2:00 pm - Q&A and Closing Remarks 


Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation

The Navy Yard Center City Express Shuttle or Broad Street Line Subway & The Navy Yard Loop Shuttle will take attendees right to Penn State at The Navy Yard. For more information and schedules visit The Navy Yard's Shuttle webpage. Both shuttles stop at the corner of Kittly Hawk and 12th Street, where Penn State at The Navy Yard is located. It's recommended to take the 7:50, 8:10, or 8:30 Express Shuttles or to connect from the Broad Street Line to the Loop Shuttles.


For directions to The Navy Yard visit The Navy Yard's Direction webpage. Once at The Navy Yard Broad Street gate, continue south on Broad Street until Kitty Hawk. Turn left on Kitty Hawk and then turn left on 12th Street. Penn State at The Navy Yard is at 4960 South 12th Street. 

A map of the Navy Yard is also available.


There is plenty of free and available street parking in The Navy Yard and we recommend that drivers use street parking. Note that the parking lot in front of Penn State at The Navy Yard is NOT available for use.

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