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Cities and Climate Change: Building Resilience by Stealth or by Spotlight

March 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Elisabeth Hamin, Professor of Regional Planning and Head of the Department for Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Despite significant research saying that cities need to prepare for climate change and more severe and variable weather, relatively few US cities have made progress toward this explicit goal. This research will discuss the barriers communities experience in planning for climate adaptation, and the ways some communities are able to overcome those barriers — whether through very public planning (spotlight), quieter actions that increase adaptation but are publicly presented as achieving different goals (stealth), or something in between.

Elisabeth Hamin is a Professor of Regional Planning and Head of Department for Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst. She has published extensively on climate change planning, growth management, and collaborative regional land conservation.

This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.


March 27, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tisch College, Medford

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