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LOG LUNCH: Climate Change Planning in Low-Wealth Philadelphia Communities, Christina Rosan ’96

Fri, April 12th, 2024
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm

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LOG LUNCH: Planning for Resilience and Equity through Accessible Community Technology (PREACT) in Philadelphia 

In Philadelphia, a city that we expect will be much hotter and wetter in the future due to climate change, low-wealth communities face the very real and on-going legacy of disinvestment, discriminatory land use, and exclusionary planning combined with the pressures of rapid gentrification making it hard to focus on issues around climate change. Many residents in these neighborhoods are dealing with a wide range of pressing day-to-day challenges including, but not limited to, under and unemployment, difficulty paying rent and mortgages, evictions, food access, rising utility costs, underperforming neighborhood schools, childcare access and costs, overabundance of vacant lots, crime and drug use, illegal short-dumping, lack of access to parks and recreation, and health concerns. PREACT (Planning for Resilience and Equity through Accessible Community Technology) is a multipurpose and multi-scalar climate preparedness and neighborhood planning software application informed by community need and community assets. PREACT takes into account the needs and experiences of community members, designing a model of technology co-production that addresses community needs and allows for the integration of social and scientific data for more informed decision- making.

LUNCH IS $3 (cash): online reservations required here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44aea728a3f9c07-loglunch1#/

LOG LUNCH is a homemade, local food vegetarian lunch and speaker every Friday at noon, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies (CES) since 1977. All Welcome! 

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