Thu, 5/30/2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
According to the City of Philadelphia's 2016 Growing Stronger: Toward a climate-ready Philadelphia, our changing climate shows that residents and infrastructure will be negatively impacted by:
Green Building United and Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) are partnering together once again to present our second 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.
Join community developers, designers, planners, and government officials as we explore what pathways are being taken to better address increased heating and cooling costs in extreme climate conditions, relief after natural disasters, and the impact of fires/flooding.
Presenters from the City of Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability and Esperanza will discuss the "Beat the Heat" pilot project in Hunting Park, which began in Summer 2018. Speakers from Enterprise Community Partners will discuss their approach to, not only look at how the built environment can be resilient to natural disasters, but to also encourage developers to make design decisions that help build the social structures of their residents through uplifting cultural resilience.
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!
Non-member: $25 (Want to become a member? Join here!)
*CDC Members - please use the discount code member15off to receive the $15 discount.
Krista is senior director of National Initiatives at Enterprise. With more than a decade of experience leading energy efficiency and healthy housing initiatives with affordable housing stakeholders, Krista manages Enterprise’s national sustainability and resilience efforts. She leverages Enterprise’s Green Communities platform, climate disaster response and preparedness work, and cultural resilience programming to develop and deploy equitable climate resilience solutions for vulnerable communities across the country.
Prior to Enterprise, Krista directed Advanced Energy’s Affordable Housing business unit which provides building science expertise, programs, and trainings to portfolio owners, utilities, and housing finance agencies. She led the award‐winning guaranteed‐performance SystemVision program as well as consulting services with Habitat for Humanity International, NeighborWorks, utility clients, top builders, and the EPA.
Gabriella is the education and community development manager at Esperanza, which aims to strengthen Hispanic communities through education, economic development, and advocacy. Since 2014, she has been leading the community development portions of the Hunting Park 2022 Strategic Plan, part of which aims to enhance open space and protect the local environment.
Gabriel attended high school in Hunting Park after emigrating to the U.S. in 2006. To increase environmental awareness in the neighborhood, Gabriel Paez has been organizing residents to plant trees in their yard and sidewalks, participate in neighborhood clean-ups, and recycle. She’s also promoted the installation of rain barrels and other stormwater management tools in the community.
Gabriel also leads NeighborCare, a program that funds greening and cleaning projects in the neighborhood.
Ciara is the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability. She previously worked with Mural Arts’ Restored Spaces Initiative where she became an organizer and educator with Trash Academy, a Philadelphia-based collaborative of artists, activists, youth, and residents working together to understand and address the issue of trash through participatory action research and public art.
Ciara is passionate about education, environmental justice, and self determination. She is especially interested in working with communities most impacted by disinvestment, extraction, and environmental racism. Her current work is a continuation of her experiences organizing around environmental injustices as a youth in her hometown of Chester, PA.
There are three bus lines that have stops directly across the street from The Discovery Center in front of the Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse. See SEPTA's website for schedules and directions.
An Indego bike station is close to event space - view Indego Station Map.
Car and Parking
The Discovery Center has a dedicated parking lot for those who are driving. Nearby on-street parking is also available.