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Climate Bridge Conference

October 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

The Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability, Rutgers Climate Institute, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York are collaborating to sponsor a two-day hybrid conference on October 14–15.

“Climate Bridge Conference: Challenges of Climate Change for Spatial and Environmental Planning – An International Dialogue”

From the conference website:

The Transatlantic Climate Bridge (TCB) was initiated in 2008. As a network of various activities supported by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the foreign missions in North America, the TCB aims to stimulate and expand transatlantic exchange on climate and energy policy. Our Rutgers conference will focus on the comparison between New Jersey and the German Ruhr Region.

Climate change is creating new challenges for spatial and environmental planning on both sides of the Atlantic. While seeking to moderate the impacts of climate change from rising temperatures, extreme precipitation, and sea level rise, the context of planning and policy must also address growing awareness of social equity and environmental justice. New Jersey’s underserved communities are similarly exposed to environmental challenges as are their counterparts in the German Ruhr Region; settlement patterns and brownfield issues also show similarities. This has become evident through 15 years of collaboration, including summer programs, a landscape architecture design studio, internships for Rutgers students, and publications.

The Climate Bridge Conference will foster a collaborative dialogue among planners, designers, scholars, public administrators, and decision makers. Scholars from different universities in Germany and the United States will contribute papers and discussion that highlight interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the environmental, economic, political, and social dimensions of planning considering climate change.

Online and Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway

Open to the public; designed for professionals, students, and scholars involved with planning and policy related to climate change. Visit the conference website for more information.


October 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am
October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm


Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability – School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
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