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Connecting Climate Justice and Sustainability in Urban Design (Pratt Earth Action Week)

October 17, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


An equitable future for us all – a panel discussion on connecting climate justice and sustainability to urban design.
In order to plan for a climate changed future, we have to reconcile with systemic inequities in tandem with sustainable strategies. This panel brings together a variety of people working towards creating a sustainable and equitable future for our built environments. The intended audience is both students and professionals working in design.

Mike Harringdon, Director of Sustainability Engagement at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at the New School. Areas of focus: racial & climate justice in design.

Sara Bayer, Director of Sustainability, Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC. Areas of focus: energy efficient multi-family housing projects, passive house strategies and carbon reduction

Derek Gaskill, EcoDistricts AP, Project Manager, Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation. Areas of focus: affordable housing, counteracting the legacy of redlining and disinvestment in the face of climate impacts.

Martha Molfetas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics at Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, Sustainable Environmental Systems. Areas of focus: climate justice, environmental policy, climate impacts, and the SDGs.

Event Sponsors:
Pratt Institute MS in Sustainable Environmental Systems
LEAP (Leaders in Environmental Advocacy at Pratt)
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