The Livability Summit, presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management will explore two important issues related to efforts to support livability: climate change and how to measure just what is livable.

Keynote speaker Matthew E. Kahn, Professor at UCLA and author of "Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future" will discuss his vision of how cities and their residents will adapt to a hotter world, both in the U.S. and internationally, and how this is relevant to efforts to promote more livable communities.

A panel discussion will follow featuring David Bragdon, New York City's Director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

A second panel will address tools and approaches for measuring livability and how to evaluate and manage trade-offs between the six different livability goals outlined at the federal level.