Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty


Mon. Oct. 29, 7:00 pm
Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty. "
Featuring Daniel Lerch, Post-Carbon Institute
@ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge [ map... ]
free and open to the public

Post Carbon Cities: Planing for Energy and Climate Uncertainty, is the first major municipal guidebook on peak oil and global warming. Mr. Lerch is with Post Carbon Institute, and has worked on urban planning issues for over ten years in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is also a co-founder of The City Repair Project, an award-winning non-profit organization working on community public space issues. Mr. Lerch has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Master of Urban Studies from Portland State University in Oregon.

"Most credible observers now recognize that our global climate faces radical change in the coming decades if we do not take immediate and far-reaching action. Peak oil (the coming high point and subsequent decline of world oil production) is not as widely understood, but presents a similarly complex set of challenges...Local governments are well-positioned to address peak oil and climate change because they have influence over three key areas of urban spatial and economic development: (1) Building construction and energy efficiency, (2) Local land use and transportation patterns, (3) Local economic activity.

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Changed! NOTE: Cara Seiderman's talk, "Design for a Livable City: Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning in Cambridge," has been postponed until December. Stay tuned.