Financing an Equitable and Resilient Future

New York, NY

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This conference will explore innovative mechanisms for financing the social, economic and infrastructure needs of New York and other cities to successfully address climate change. The conference will feature panel discussions of innovative financing instruments for housing and other community investments to meet the needs of low-income communities and communities of color in order to realize a more equitable and more resilient New York. 


8:15 – 8:30

Coffee and registration

8:25 – 8:30

Welcome + Statement of goals of the conference

Stephen Kass, Chair, City Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation

8:45 – 9:45

A Framework for Social Inclusion, Resiliency Planning and Transparency

Moderator, Ron Shiffman

Bettina Damiani, Good Jobs New York

Maya Wiley, The Center for Social Inclusion

Duzan Doepel, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning at the Knowledge Sustainable Solutions, RDM Campus

9:45 – 11:15

Innovative Finance Alternatives: High and Low Finance for Urban Resiliency

Moderator, Jesse M. Keenan, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University

Chuck Laven, Forsythe Partners

James Parrot, Fiscal Policy Institute

Richard Roberts, Red Stone

Wallace Turbeville, Demos Fellow

Marcel Ham,  Rebel, NL BE INternational

Chris Lotspeich, Celtic Energy

11:15 -12:30

Housing and Infrastructure: Resiliency and Equity

            Moderator, Michelle de la Uz, FAC, 

Donald Manning, Jewish Association Serving the Aging

Michael Whelan, Services for the UnderServed

Bomee Jung, Deputy Director, New York Office Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

12:30 – 12:45 Wrap Up and Next Steps

             Stephen Kass, Chair, City Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation

             Rob Conboy, Better, Inc

Sponsored by:

The Center for Social Inclusion

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Good Jobs New York

RAMP [Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning]

Fiscal Policy Institute