Planning Resilient Communities: Presented in Partnership with Green Building United

The Discovery Center
May 30, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join community developers, designers, planners, and government officials as we explore what pathways are being taken to better address increased heating and cooling costs in extreme climate conditions, relief after natural disasters, and the impact of fires/flooding.

Presenters from the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability and Esperanza will discuss the “Beat the Heat” pilot project in Hunting Park, which began in Summer 2018. Speakers from Enterprise Community Partners will discuss their approach to, not only look at how the built environment can be resilient to natural disasters, but to also encourage developers to make design decisions that help build the social structures of their residents through uplifting cultural resilience.

We invite urban planners, project managers, developers, community groups, and any interested community members to participate. No background knowledge or skillset is required – all are welcome! 


  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am: Registration and Breakfast 
  • 9:15 – 9:45 am: Climate Change Overview and Philadelphia Neighborhood ActionCiara Williams, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability  
  • 9:45 – 10:15 am: Esperanza and Hunting Park PresentationGabriella Gabriel Páez, Esperanza
  • 10:15 – 10:45 am: Interactive ActivityCiara Williams and Gabriella Gabriel Páez   
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am: Break  
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Enterprise Green Communities and Resilience CriteriaKrista Egger, Enterprise Green Communities
  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch and Networking
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm: Interactive ActivityKrista Egger

Event Cost

Member: $10*

Non-member: $25 (Want to become a member? Join here!)

*CDC Members – please use the discount code member15off to receive the $15 discount.

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