If you’ve spent a summer in D.C., you know that heat can constitute anything from an annoyance to a crisis. In fact, extreme heat is the most widespread and deadly weather-related hazard in the United States, and it is worsening due to both climate change and urban development patterns.
Join a panel of expert practitioners from the public and private sectors to hear how extreme heat is addressed in the new Resilient D.C. Strategy
and how extreme heat can be mitigated through sustainable design and urban planning.
The discussion will focus on lessons learned, offered in a new Urban Land Institute
report on extreme heat and real estate
, and how the District is keeping residents safe from extreme heat by mitigating the effects of climate change and preparing for the future.
In addition, we will provide tacos and sweet treats to enjoy!
Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, D.C. Office of Resilience
Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building and Climate, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment
Kristin Baja, Climate Resilience Officer, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Ayisha Swann, Development Associate, JBG Smith
Elizabeth Foster, Senior Associate, Urban Resilience, Urban Land Institute
Thank you to our co-host, Greater Greater Washington, for putting on this event!
And thank you to our sponsor, Eastbanc!