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NYC’s Strategic Climate Plan

Event Public Works
May 25th, 2023
9:00am - 11:00am
1700 Broadway 4th floor, New York, NY, USA

Daphne Lundi is the Deputy Director for Living Streets & Public Spaces at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice. Her team’s work is focused on creating programs that strengthen and prepare NYC communities against climate change impacts, expanding green infrastructure investments that mitigate the urban heat island effect and support stormwater management in the public realm, advancing transit equity and accessibility, and supporting investments in social infrastructure. She also served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency. Prior to her time at the Mayor’s office, Daphne was an urban planner at the NYC Department of City Planning working on resilient land use and zoning policy for Brooklyn coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and managing projects undergoing ULURP in southern Brooklyn and downtown Brooklyn. She is an alum of Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellowship Program, and serves as a board member for the Octavia Project and BlackSpace.

Join us for breakfast and conversation on New York City’s most recent strategic climate plan with Daphne Lundi.

As we mark the 16th anniversary of New York City’s first strategic climate plan, the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ) will present the Adams administration’s newest strategies to build a sustainable and resilient city. Informed by the Sustainability Advisory Board, a group of 29 appointees representing diverse fields, the plan will guide future climate initiatives including building decarbonization, green jobs, and extreme heat mitigation. 

We will hear from Daphne Lundi, MOCEJ’s Deputy Director for Living Streets & Public Spaces, on key initiatives from PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done and steps the City is taking to guide implementation. Fellows are invited to join the discussion and strategize how to drive the plan forward.

How will implementation of the city’s strategic climate plan ensure equitable development over the next decade?

Note speaker change.

Guest & Safety Policies 

Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. Forum Fellows are welcome to invite one additional guest to attend.

If you’re not feeling well, please stay home. Face masks are encouraged, but not required. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, a high-quality, well-fitting face covering is required at all times.

About Public Works

Public Works is a new event series inviting public officials and design and development leaders to present forthcoming built environment projects that shape the public good. Through Public Works, we hope to encourage a civic dialogue with our network of Forum Fellows working in architecture, planning, community and real estate development on relevant issues we’re facing in New York City today.

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This program is made possible through the support of our Board of Directors, Director’s Circle, and our Campaign for Courageous Leadership, a fundraising initiative to nurture a new generation of diverse, creative and informed leaders. Join us in supporting the Forum to become New York City’s leading center on the built environment.

Continuing Education

Urban Design Forum is now an AIA CES provider. If there are other continuing education credits you are interested in receiving, please contact Miranda Bellizia, Director of Member Engagement, miranda@urbandesignforum.org. This program has been approved for 2 LU AIA CES.

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