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New York Panel on Climate Change

In June 2020, Janice was appointed to support the New York City Panel on Climate Change. Excerpts from Press Release below and at this link Mayor de Blasio Appoints Leading Scientific Experts to the Fourth New York City Panel on Climate Change Diverse, interdisciplinary panel will help New York City further expand its climate […]

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Building Resilience 2019

establishing concrete guidance to advance the agenda of resilient design Janice was a guest speaker for Embracing Uncertainty: Safety + Vulnerability Assessments for Resilience at the Building Resilience 19 Conference in Cleveland, Ohio November 6-8 2019. Hosted by Building Green, Inc., International Living Futures Institute, and Resilient Design Institute, the session focused on post-disaster building […]

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Keep Safe Puerto Rico

housing and community adaptation strategies developed in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria In the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria that devastated the islands of Puerto Rico, Enterprise Community Partners (ECP) recognized that Puerto Rico’s formal and informal residential communities, structures and support systems were distinctly vulnerable to the increasingly-common and […]

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Urban Design Innovation; Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect

Janice moderated a panel discussion during the Archtober / Access Cities Open Innovation Challenge celebration at the AIANY Center for Architecture on Thursday 3 October 2019.

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Tel Aviv-Yafo Accelerator

Janice has been invited to work with the City of Tel Aviv on ways to address extreme heat as part of the Rockefeller Foundation/Columbia University Resilience Accelerator in October.

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“The ULI have taken on the issue of urban heat in order to socialize it and create the space for this conversation so that the investment decisions that are being made now can be made with greater awareness of extreme heat integrated into them.”

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