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of possible interest: 11/19 symposium: Financing an Equitable and Resilient Future

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    Financing an Equitable and Resilient Future
    November 19, 2013
    New York City Bar Association
    42 W. 44th Street
    New York, NY
    Sponsored by
    Pratt Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development, the New York City Bar Association
    and BETTER, Inc.
    In partnership with:
    The Center for Social Inclusion, Good Jobs New York,
    NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
    Fiscal Policy Institute, Enterprise Community Partners and Local Initiatives Support Corporation




Register: innovativefinance.eventbrite.com

This conference will explore innovative mechanisms for financing the social, economic and infrastructure needs of New York and other cities to successfully address climate change. The conference will feature panel discussions of innovative financing instruments for housing and other community investments to meet the needs of low-income communities and communities of color in order to realize a more equitable and more resilient New York.

Program
8:15 – 8:25
Coffee and registration
8:25 – 8:30
Welcome + Statement of goals of the conference
Stephen Kass, Chair, City Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation

8:30 – 9:30
A Framework for Social Inclusion, Resiliency Planning and Transparency
Moderator, Ron Shiffman, Director, Pratt Institute’s “Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation and Planning” [RAMP] Initiative

Bettina Damiani, Good Jobs New York
Maya Wiley, The Center for Social Inclusion
Duzan Doepel, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning at the Knowledge Sustainable Solutions, RDM Campus, Rotterdam, NL.
9:30 – 11:15
Innovative Finance Alternatives: High and Low Finance for Urban Resiliency
Moderator, Jesse M. Keenan, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University

Chuck Laven, Forsyth Street Advisors
James Parrott, Fiscal Policy Institute
Richard Roberts, Red Stone
Wallace Tuberville, DEMOS Fellow
Marcel Ham, Rebel, NL BE International
Chris Lotspeich, Celtic Energy
11:15 -12:30
Housing and Infrastructure: Resiliency and Equity
Moderator, Michelle de la Uz, FAC,

Donald Manning, Jewish Association Serving the Aging
Michael Whelan, Services for the UnderServed
Rob Conboy, Better, Inc
Bomee Jung, Deputy Director, New York Office Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
Denise Scott, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
12:30 – 12:45 Wrap Up and Next Steps
Stephen Kass, Chair, City Bar Task Force on Climate Adaptation
Ron Shiffman, Director, Pratt Institute’s “Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation and Planning” [RAMP] Initiative
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