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Academy Town Square Tomorrow Is Now: How Will We Survive a Changing Climate

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Tomorrow Is Now: How Will We Survive a Changing Climate?

Extreme storms, increased flooding, deadly heat waves, sea level rise. Climate change is happening now, and it is affecting our own neighborhoods. Join us for an Academy Town Square about what Philadelphia and the region are doing — or should be doing — to address this critical issue. Drexel University Professor Scott Knowles, an expert on urban disasters, will lead the discussion among city and regional officials and scientists. They will provide insight into how we can prepare for climate changes ahead.

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  • Scott Knowles, PhD, Head, Department of History, Drexel University, and urban disaster expert

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  • Saleem Chapman, Deputy Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

  • Howard C. Kunreuther, PhD, James G. Dinan Professor, Operations and Information Management Professor, Decision Sciences and Business Economics and Public Policy Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Nathaniel Popkin, Author, Editor, Historian, Co-author: Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

  • Mira S. Olson, PhD, Associate Professor, Civil Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

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