Rethinking Urban Infrastructure in the New Climate Reality

Traveling to Northern California? Join Columbia NorCal for this special event!



Essential urban infrastructures are increasingly vulnerable to the shocks produced by climate change. Whether it's water, energy, transportation, or communication, our global economy and security depend on the resilience of urban infrastructure systems. With temperatures becoming more extreme, and storms increasing in magnitude -

What are the risks that are posed to our cities, communities, and citizens worldwide by climate change? 

How we can build our urban centers so that we are more climate resilient?

On April 15, join an interactive discussion on these questions and more, with:

Adam Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

Bry Sarté, PE, LEED AP, Founder Sherwood Design Engineers; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Moderated by: 
Louise Rosen '99JRN,  Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs; Deputy Vice President for Alumni Relations, Columbia Alumni Association


Learn about the vulnerability of contemporary urban infrastructure, the impact of climate change, and the opportunities to improve our resilience so that we can develop and prosper in a changing climate.


$20 in advance. Includes appetizers and drinks. Deadline to RSVP is April 13.

$25 at the door. Includes appetizers and drinks

You might be interested in this recent Washington Post op-ed by Professor Sobel The 10,000 Year Forecast (podcast) 

Event partners: Columbia NorCalColumbia Alumni AssociationColumbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Questions:  Jaclyn Chu ‘02CC, Director, Strategic Regional Engagement and Alumni Relations, [email protected]

Twitter: @ColumbiaNorcal @ColumbiaAlumniA @ColumbiaGSAPP @LamontEarth 

April 15, 2016 at 7:00pm - 9pm


1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States