Upcoming Event


Resilient Cities – How to prepare for the next Storm – A Business Perspective


Wed. October 01, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

!Scandinavia House
New York, NY 10016




Coastal Cities are confronted with the effects of climate change and will need to take steps to stay not only alive but competitive.

Private and corporate citizens of coastal cities demand a higher degree of preparedness as well as proactive initiatives to deal with rising sea levels and storms. Companies are increasingly facing stakeholders, shareholders and investors, who mandate a more sophisticated environmental risk management.

This program will discuss what options are available and what has been done in other cities around the world. Discussion points will include:

Setting the stage:
Introduction by Dan Zarrilli of the NYC Mayor's Office on what New York City has done so far, what options are being explored.

What can be done?
-    Collaborative & proactive approaches (vs. reactive) incl. usage of Innovative materials & upgrades of building standards, construction practices/building materials
-    Proactive environmental & climate risk management & preparedness; Incl. Project risk management (business continuity strategies)
-    Soft approaches (flood control vs. controlled flooding)

Who can do what & what is being done already?
-    Lessons from the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy
-    Collaboration (the benefits of a 'all hands on deck' approach, engaging all stakeholders: private, corporate citizen and urban planners incl. builders, local federal governments)
-    What is being done on the corporate side (incl. Insurance & Enterprise Risk Management & defining new building norms)
-    What cities are doing (NYC and others)
-    What are the options for RE developers and who is leading the pack?

How can Projects like this be financed & What is the Cost of doing nothing?
-    Public Private Partnerships best practice and examples from across the US and EU
-    Low cost options for everyone in the food chain to get involved and do something
-    Smart & more cost effective rebuilding options
-    Incentives & alternative funding resources, Green Bonds

PANELISTS:
Daniel A. Zarrilli, Director, NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE OF RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY & Acting Director, NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE OF LONG-TERM PLANNING & SUSTAINABILITY
David Armour, Chief City Executive, New York City Center of Competence Americas, SIEMENS INFRASTRUCTURE & CITIES
Michael Eckhart, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance, CITIGROUP, INC
Raphael Douady, Director of Research of RISKDATA
Nick Shufro, Director, Sustainable Business Solutions, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS [moderator]
Sander Schuur, Senior Architect, WHITE ARKITEKTER
Nils Lindstedt, President, SKANSKA FINANCIAL SERVICES

TIME:
5:30 - 6:00 PM - Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM - Program
7:30 - 8:00 PM - Networking

REGISTRATION:
Registration is now closed, we have reached capacity.



















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