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Remarkable Cities and the Fight Against Climate Change


December 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Webinar Only


This event is free and open to the public but you must register. Note: there is no in-person availability for this event.

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An ELI Workshop

Our cities and communities face an uncertain and daunting future. Diverse challenges, including an increasingly warmer and erratic climate, losses of biodiversity, disparities in economic equality, and state and federal hostility to local action, test the survival of many communities. Paralleling these challenges is an explosion of development that will rival post-World War II land use expansion. Yet most development codes are decades old and not prepared to confront today’s changes, and many local governments do not have the time or resources to research and address the myriad of changes and uncertainty they face.

A recent title from ELI Press, Remarkable Cities and the Fight Against Climate Change, arms local governments with a diversity of approaches to meet the climate change challenge, focusing on actions that are traditionally within local governments’ land use and development authority. The book stems out of the Sustainability Development Code (SDC) project, led by Prof. Jonathan Rosenbloom, author of the book. The SDC provides concrete ways for communities to amend development codes and adapt to new challenges as they occur, and it aims to help all local governments, regardless of size and budget, build more resilient, environmentally conscious, economically secure and socially equitable communities.

Professor Rosenbloom spoke to ELI about his book and the SDC project in a recent episode of People Places Planet Podcast. This December, he’ll be back to host a virtual workshop. Join ELI, expert panelists, and Professor Rosenbloom to explore these issues and more in this interactive workshop.

Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law, Drake Law School and author, Remarkable Cities and the Fight Against Climate Change Moderator
Ralph Becker, Executive Director, Central Wasatch Commission; former Mayor, Salt Lake City; former Member and House Minority Leader, Utah House of Representatives
Sara C. Bronin, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law and Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Any materials will be posted as they are received...

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