Carnegie Mellon University

Metro21 Lunch and Learn Oct 30 at Noon

October 09, 2018

Metro21 Lunch and Learn with Grant Ervin

The next Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Lunch and Learn is on October 30, 2018 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Hamburg Hall Room 1002. 

We will be having lunch and learning from Chief Resilient Officer, Grant Ervin, who will talk about how the City of Pittsburgh has made numerous advancements in recent years through the development of plans such as the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, OnePGH Resilience Strategy and its first benchmark on equality in the City, the Equality Indicators. Grant will also explore the role university and city collaboration led to those efforts and opportunities lie ahead. 

Who is Grant Ervin? 
Grant Ervin serves as the Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh. Grant oversees the integration of sustainability and resilience into City services, programs and policy.  He works to make the City of Pittsburgh a smart, sustainable and resilient city by fostering partnerships, leveraging assets and finding creative ways to solve problems. Prior to joining the City of Pittsburgh, Grant served as the Regional Director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide sustainable development policy organization; and as Public Policy Manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).

Grant serves as an integrator of city activities by working across departments, agencies and sectors.  He brings deep experience, intersecting the worlds of environmental, community & economic development and infrastructure policy to create innovative and sustainable solutions for local governments, community development organizations and state agencies. Grant has helped lead the development of a variety of innovative programs including: Pittsburgh’s OnePGH Resilience Strategy, Pittsburgh Climate Plan, Pittsburgh’s inclusion in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative; the United States Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge, the creation of the Uptown Eco-Innovation District, District Energy Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Community Information System and the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative.

Join us for to learn more from Pittsburgh's Chief Resilient Officer on Tues Oct 30 at 12:00 - 1:00PM - everybody is invited and lunch is provided! 

Please RSVP with Chelsea Cavlovic at so that we have enough food for everyone.