Higher Ground: Building the cities we need for climate change
December 1st - 3rd, 2020
About the Event
Higher Ground aims to shape the conversation around cities and climate change by convening a global network of stakeholders to bring climate migration and managed retreat to the forefront of adaptation strategies; feature data-driven tools, tactics, projects, and policies for cities and public officials grappling with these challenges; and disseminate findings and successes through convenings, toolkits, and consultations to cities striving for transformation.
We will explore when to adapt and when to retreat, planning for long-term, sustainable and equitable growth, financing new resilient infrastructure and communities, city-led business and migrant attraction strategies, and more.
As part of our commitment to broadening the conversation around climate migration and managed retreat, NewCities is proud to launch a free, permanent Slack workspaceopen to all interested practitioners. Managed by members themselves, this will be a persistent community and resource for planners, public officials, academics, and more. Attendees of Higher Ground are encouraged but not required to join. There, members will find:
Live discussion of Higher Ground keynotes, panels, and workshops
Networking with event attendees and practitioners during and after the event
Job postings, research opportunities, and other resources for practitioners
Peer-to-peer discussions and requests for assistance