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The Importance of Natural Infrastructure: Building and Financing our Urban Future

October 4, 2017, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm EDT

1045 6th Ave
New York, NY 10018

Join fellow alumni, current students, and candidates in a Master Class in New York regarding natural infrastructure. Natural infrastructure, such as forests, coral reefs and grasslands, generates both quantifiable and unquantifiable value to humans. Carbon sequestration, filtered water, stress relief and sense of community are just a few ways people benefit from this area of ecosystem services. In fact, healthy forests in the Catskills provide New York City residents some of the best tasting water in the country, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional water treatment plant.

Natural infrastructure can also promote resilience from chronic stresses and acute shocks experienced in urban areas, which are alarmingly on the rise. Drawn from his class “Urban Resilience”, Professor Brad Gentry will discuss the role of natural infrastructure in creating cities that are more resilient and the financial mechanisms used to fund it.

We are not able to offer opportunities for non-registered participants, as the Bank of China requires a list of attendees prior to the event. Thank you for understanding and registering through this process. We hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Bank of China, 1045 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018-3706

Event contact: María Stutsman y Marquez, Associate Director of Admissions

Links to Explore: Conservation Finance Network | Ecosystem Marketplace | NatureVest & The Nature Conservatory, Green Infrastructure

Event schedule:

•   6:00-6:15pm: Registration

•   6:15-7:30pm: Master Class

•   7:30-8:00pm: Networking