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Planning for Climate Migration - New Jar, Old Wine?

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join Cornell University Assistant Professor Linda Shi to explore the issue of climate migration and related barriers to sustainable development.



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  • Cost: Free
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This event is handicap accessible

The Northeast has been touted as a climate refuge for the rest of the country. What are the implications and what do we know or not? What would it take for the region to become ready? How does in-migration intersect with other ongoing and historic barriers and challenges? This talk will introduce the issue of climate migration and use it as an entry point for highlighting barriers to inclusive, equitable, and ecologically sustainable development that must be addressed for effective adaptation to climate change.

About the Presenter

Linda Shi is Assistant Professor at Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning. Her research concerns how cities can adapt to climate change in ways that improve environmental sustainability and social justice. She studies how urban land governance shapes cities’ vulnerability to climate impacts and the equity of their adaptation responses. Her professional practice includes watershed restoration, water and sanitation, and development planning all over the world for AECOM, the World Bank, the Institute for International Urban Development, and Rocky Mountain Institute. She has a PhD in urban and regional planning from MIT.

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