Thriving in a Changing Climate
Thursday, April 6, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The climate is changing. Already, northeastern Illinois is experiencing heavier rains, longer droughts, and more frequent heat waves due to rising average temperatures. By 2050, our climate will differ from today’s in fundamental ways, forcing us to rethink the way we build infrastructure, neighborhoods, and cities. How can we prepare for this future in a way that protects our property values and natural resources and preserves a high quality of life for our region? And how can we ensure that these strategies work for everyone?
Join us and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on April 6 as we tackle these questions and more as we co-present Thriving in a Changing Climate.
In addition, we'll be celebrating the opening of our newest self-curated exhibit, Our House: Rethinking Home in a Changing Climate. Discover how scientists and architects are designing homes that withstand the effects of our changing climate, reduce our environmental impact, and support natural habitat for plants and animals. Our House opens March 25.
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Michael Hawthorne, Investigative Reporter, Chicago Tribune
Guenter Conzelmann, Director of the Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory
Kim Wasserman-Nieto, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Karen Weigert, Senior Fellow for Global Cities, Chicago Council of Global Affairs
Registration is free. Click the button below to register.