Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy: Forwarding Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Worshop

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:00am to Friday, November 9, 2012 - 5:30pm
Location: 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

GLAA-C and the Institute for Sustainable Communities are hosting “The Forwarding Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Workshop.” The workshop will bring together teams from 13 US and Canadian municipalities to learn about and discuss climate change adaptation through a peer to peer networking event. The participants will include municipal staff from Ajax, ON; Ann Arbor, MI; Evanston, IL; Dayton, OH; The Region of Durham, ON; Flint, MI; Goderich, ON; Grand Rapids, MI; Kingston, ON; London, ON; Marquette, MI; Thunder Bay, ON; Toledo, OH. Many of the teams also include key representatives from the communities’ private and nonprofit sectors. The event will be supported by experts in the adaptation and climate change fields who provide locally relevant experience and global perspectives on how cities’ staff can prepare for anticipated climatic changes.