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Seminar Series 14: Lecture 4 - A Transatlantic Conversation

23 Mar 2018, 3.30pm - 5.00pm

200SVS, 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RQ, United Kingdom


A Transatlantic Conversation: Building cities from the people-up: empowering communities for health and resilience

We were delighted to invite you to a special GCPH seminar to hear how cities in the United States are supporting the resilience and sustainability of people and places. Our speakers joined us from the cities of New York, Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, and were in conversation on how people, communities and grassroots organisations are important participants in helping cities respond and adapt to challenge and change, anticipated and unanticipated.

The session provided an opportunity to compare and contrast approaches to building resilience in the US and Scotland, to share insights and discuss how we can create the optimal conditions for flourishing and thriving communities. 

Our guest speakers: 

Lolita Jackson,‎ Special Advisor, Climate Policy and Programs, NYC Mayor's Office, New York

Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director, Department of City Planning, Pittsburgh

Jeremy Kalin, President and CEO, Eutectics and a former Minnesota State Representative

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