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5th Annual Richard L. James Lecture: A Climate-Ready City

February 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Wu, Director of Planning in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, will headline a lecture focusing on how Philadelphia is preparing for climate change.

Wu will present the city’s findings from its recently published “Growing Stronger: Toward a Climate-Ready Philadelphia” report, one that cites an increase in temperature and a rise in the Delaware River.

The lecture will also feature a panel of renowned Philadelphia scientists, activists, and policy experts including:

David Masur, executive director of Penn Environment and chair of Mayor Jim Kenney’s sustainability transition team

Raluca Ellis, Ph.D., environmental scientist for the Franklin Institute and director of the regional Climate & Urban Systems Partnership

Dr. Poune Saberi, board member for Physicians for Social Responsibility

Saleem Chapman, policy and advocacy manager for the Sustainable Business Network



February 4, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm