KPU GEO-FORUM 2022 will focus on the Climate Emergency.

Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: Online via Zoom
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2021 was an unprecedented weather year. A historic heat dome and catastrophic flooding exposed the vulnerabilities of our social safety nets, our urban design, and our infrastructure. Events like these are virtually guaranteed to become more frequent and more severe in the coming years. How can we act now to build a future that is safe, just, and equitable in the context of a changing climate?

In this public panel, we will explore some of the immediate climate-related challenges facing communities south of the Fraser in the coming years. We will focus specifically on floods, heat, and sea-level rise, and imagine how we can respond to climate change now whilst working towards a better future.

Panelists include: Kees Lokman (Associate Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture, UBC), Lise Townsend (Climate Program Lead, City of Surrey), Ryan Bradley (Geomorphologist, Northwest Hydraulics Consultants), Sebastian Sajda (West Coast Climate Action Network), and Tjasa Demsar (Sustainability Planner, City of Surrey).