Northwestern University

Mar
30
Thu 6:00 PM

Superstorms, Climate Change, and the Future of Cities

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Segal Visitors Center, auditorium, 1841 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: One Book One Northwestern   847.467.2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

Co-Sponsor(s):
Institute For Policy Research

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

Why wasn't the Eastern Seaboard better prepared for Hurricane Sandy? Why did seven hundred and thirty-nine people die in Chicago’s 1995 heat wave? Instances of natural disasters are on the rise, and few places are ready. In this talk, Eric Klinenberg draws on his recent New Yorker article “Adaptation” and his book on the great Chicago heat wave to explore the concept of “climate-proofing” our cities.

Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology and Institute of Public Knowledge, at New York University is a social scientist who sheds light on massive demographic, social, and environmental transformations. In Heat Wave he takes a look at the future of cities in the age of climate change. In Going Solo, he charts the societal impact of people who live alone. His most recent book, The New York Times bestseller Modern Romance (co-authored with comedian Aziz Ansari) explores the way we find love today.  

This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Institute for Policy Research, and the Sociology Department.

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