SXSW 2020 Panel – Storytelling for Climate Action

I’m excited to propose an SXSW 2020 panel on storytelling for climate action with Doug Parsons, host of the America Adapts podcast, and Amy Brady, Ph.D., editor, writer and cli-fi expert:

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, we must consider multiple ways of communicating climate change so that people of all backgrounds can find ways into the global conversation. Hear from experts in science, culture and communication about how they successfully reach vastly different audiences. Discover how panelists give narrative shape to the climate crisis to reach decision-makers in cities of different sizes and political leanings, different consumers of cli-fi (climate fiction) novels and films, from activists to literature fans to scientists, and listeners of climate adaptation stories across the podcast medium. Learn how these climate crisis narratives meet and differ, how to navigate hope v despair through storytelling, and how to be a more effective climate communicator.

There’s a public voting component to the selection process, so if you have a minute please create a quick account and vote for our panel by August 23, 2019. Thanks!

Scorched: Extreme Heat Resilience and Real Estate

I’ll be speaking about the causes and impacts of extreme heat on the Urban Land Institute (ULI) members-only Extreme Heat Resilience and Real Estate webinar on August 7, 2019 at 12-1pm ET. ULI members can register now for the webinar.

This webinar is part of the launch of ULI’s new report, Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate, that I helped provide content for and reviewed.  The report outlines how extreme heat will affect the real estate and land use sectors and highlights the leadership and the potential positive impact of the real estate sector in implementing heat-resilient building designs and land uses. The ULI team worked to ensure the complexities of the causes of extreme heat covered thoroughly and that potential solutions listed in the report are applicable across diverse geographies and climates.

The full Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate report will be available to the public after August 7, 2019.