Livability Summit

Date: 2/03/2011
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Location: The Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012  map

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.