Urban Heat Island Conference Report

The Texas Trees Foundation hosted a half day conference about the Urban Heat Island Effect featuring a keynote by Dr. Brian Stone, author of The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places we Live (for a short review of that book see earlier post, How I Got Religion on Trees).  Download my report of the conference: TX Trees Fdn Urban Heat Conf Report.  We also heard from Dr. Robert Haley about the public health impacts of climate change; from David Hitchcock about the Dallas urban heat island study; and from Matt Grubisich about green infrastructure.

What Makes a Resilient City?

On April 19, 2013, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture sponsored a conference on the theme, “What makes a resilient city?”  Keynote speakers were complexity scholar Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization, and sociologist Dr. Eric Klinenberg, author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.  I wrote the Executive Summary and Full Report of the conference.

Read the Executive Summary:  Resilient City Exec Summary

Read the Full Report:  Resilient City Full Report

Read the comments from the lunch exercise:  Resilient City lunch comments complete list