Building a Resilient Pittsburgh Forum -Environment at CMU - Carnegie Mellon University

Building a More Resilient Pittsburgh: A Community Forum on Climate Challenges and Opportunities

Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research as we hold a deliberative discussion on the issues facing Pittsburgh in the 21st Century. Topics include mitigation efforts that reduce the City's greenhouse gas emissions by, for example, utilizing solar energy on City buildings and adaptation efforts that include absorbent street surfaces designed to reduce flooding. Participants will receive background information, engage in moderated small group discussions, raise questions to a resource panel, and complete an optional survey for a Steinbrenner Institute study designed to provide the City with informed public opinion.

OCTOBER 14, 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Rangos 2&3, Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University


Event Registration
5:30 PM

Opening Remarks - Neil Donahue, Faculty Director, Steinbrenner Institute

6:00 PM

Small Group Discussions
6:20 PM

Q&A With the Resource Panel
7:20 PM

  • Peter Adams, Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fred Brown, Associate Director for Program Development, Kingsley Association
  • Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, & Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, City of Pittsburgh
  • Kelly Klima, Research Scientist, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator: M. Shernell Smith, Assistant Director, Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University 

Post-Survey Completion
Participants reflect and complete surveys during concluding remarks

The study is voluntary and you can participate in the conversation without joining the study. Those who participate in the study will be given a consent form to read and sign when they register at the event. They will be asked to fill out confidential pre and post-surveys. You must be 18 years or older to be in the study, but anyone can participate in the event.

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