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Tuesday, May 24 • 8:45am - 9:50am
Opening Program

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Studies increasingly show that the most severe repercussions from the climate crisis fall disproportionately upon underserved communities that are the least able to prepare for, and recover from, heat waves, poor air quality, flooding, and other impacts. The opening program features Dr. Christian Braneon, who consider the intersection of policies, infrastructure, and governance with disproportionate impacts and equitable solutions across vulnerable populations. NYC Economic Development Corporation president Andrew Kimball also delivers remarks.

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Christian Braneon, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Environmental Justice & Climate Just Cities Network at The Earth Institute
Christian Braneon, Ph.D. is co-director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He co-leads the Urban Climate Change Research Network’s (UCCRN) Urban Design Climate Workshop series and serves as co-chair of the New... Read More →
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Andrew Kimball

President & CEO, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Andrew Kimball is president and CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he leads NYCEDC’s work growing an innovative and inclusive economy for all New Yorkers. Prior to his appointment in 2022, Andrew served as the CEO of Industry City, where he directed the... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2022 8:45am - 9:50am EDT
Safra Hall (1st Floor)