Symposium on Climate Justice & Cities – Welcome + Panel 1


Panel 1: Environmental impacts on at-risk communities 

How can data-driven approaches help cities plan for, and seek to mitigate, the disparate impacts of climate change on at-risk communities? 

– Moderator: Kate Mulligan, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T
– International discussant: Priyanka DeSouza, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UC Denver
– Matthew Adams, Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment, UTM
– Lief Pagalan, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T
– Karen Smith, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, UTSC


This full-day event will bring together academics and policymakers to discuss cutting edge research and policy implications for urban communities disproportionately affected by climate change. Speakers will include recipients of our Urban Challenge Grants, representing over 20 departments across the University of Toronto, who will discuss their findings with co-panelists and international discussants on the themes of:

* Disparate environmental impacts on vulnerable communities
* Unequal access to environmental amenities
* The viability of strategies for sustainability and GHG emissions reduction
* Building community capacity to deal with climate injustice

Links to the Panels are available here:

Welcome + Panel 1:

Panel 2:

Panel 3:

Keynote 1 + Panel 4:

Keynote 2 + Closing Remarks:


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