|  Lab: Resilience

As part of the launch of the Trust for Public Land [TPL] Climate Smart Boston program, Perkins+Will underwrote and Janice Barnes spoke at the event in November 2016. TPL previewed their Climate Smart Cities Toolkit.

Panelists included:

  • Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, City of Boston who spoke about the importance of maintaining focus on climate adaptation planning as a core principle for the City
  • Brendan Shane, North American Regional Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group who reiterated the role of mayors and cities in general in the evolution to more climate ready futures
  • Jad Daley, Vice President and Director of Program Development, The Trust for Public Land who focused on the ways in which TPL works with its communities to advance climate readiness
  • Carl Spector, Commissioner of Environment, City of Boston who emphasized the City’s commitment to adaptation and mitigation
  • Janice Barnes, Global Resilience Director, Perkins+Will who focused on the importance of green spaces for health, safety and welfare of our citizens
  • Salvador Cartagena, Eastie Farm who demonstrated the possibilities of groundbreaking in our communities