Urban Planning

By 2050, two-thirds of humanity will live in cities. How do we brace for impact?

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Carine Umuhumuza
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By 2050, nearly two-thirds of humanity — more than 4 billion people — will live in cities. How should the world’s urban centers brace for impact — and ensure quality of life for the people who call them home?

The answer? We need to make our cities smarter.

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Cody Hooven

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Cody Hooven

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Sustainability Manager for the City of San Diego

Her role includes coordinating implementation of the Climate Action Plan, adaptation planning, and incorporating sustainability into economic development. Prior to joining the City of San Diego, Cody was with the Port of San Diego and managed the Green Port program. Cody works on various collaborative efforts in San Diego and statewide, including as a founding member of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative. ... Read more about Cody Hooven

Seth Litchney

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Seth Litchney

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Senior Planner, City of San Diego

Since joining the Planning Department in 2014, he has overseen the adoption of the Grantville Focused Plan Amendment and is currently completing the City's Climate Action Plan.  Previously, Mr. Litchney was appointed by Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to oversee the update of the General Plan Guidelines, write and implement technical advisories on land use, climate change, and complete streets, and create the State of California's Urban Greening and Sustainable Communities grant programs. ... Read more about Seth Litchney

Beth Brummitt

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Beth Brummitt

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Brummitt Energy Associates Inc.

Beth founded Brummitt Energy Associates in 1998 to focus on high performance buildings. With over 25 years experience in energy efficiency and building modeling, she has been training and speaking on the Title 24 energy codes since 1992 and on green building since 2001. ... Read more about Beth Brummitt

Philip J. Bona

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Philip J. Bona, AIA, Architect - Planner - Educator

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BNIM Architects

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Phil Bona is a Senior Architect and Planner at BNIM in San Diego.

Previously a Principal at Baucentrum Urban Studio, Adjunct Professor at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Chair San Diego Urban Design Committee of the AIA, and Assistant V.P. for Architecture and Planning with CCDC, his expertise encompasses sustainable regional and urban design principles and policies supporting green building, renewable energy, water conservation and climate impact reduction. ... Read more about Philip J. Bona

Global Impacts - Irreversible Changes

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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/11/23/infographic-climate-change-latin-america-middle-east-central-asia

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Weather extremes are already affecting lives around the world, damaging crops and coastlines and putting water security at risk.

Climate change will have increasingly severe consequences as extreme heat becomes more frequent, water resources become less reliable, diseases move into new ranges, and sea levels rise.  ... Read more about Global Impacts - Irreversible Changes

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Mark Kersey

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Mark Kersey

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Councilman - City of San Diego

Councilmember Mark Kersey represents City of San Diego's 5th District.  He is currently the Chair of the Council's standing Committee on Infrastructure and Vice Chair of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  He is also a member of the Charger Review Committee, and the Budget & Government Efficiency Committee. ... Read more about Mark Kersey

Michael Russell

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Michael Russell

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Douglas Kot

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Douglas Kot

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Executive Director - U.S. Green Building Council, San Diego Chapter

Doug is the Executive Director of the San Diego Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. In this role he oversees the daily operations of the organization ensuring that the mission of the USGBC – San Diego is advanced. ... Read more about Douglas Kot

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