Throughout history, some of our darkest moments have provided opportunities to catalyze much needed change. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with a rare window of time to rethink how we rebuild and reinvigorate our cities sustainably as the pandemic subsides. Eyes are turning towards advancements in building efficiency, energy storage, charging infrastructure, and other “smart city” technologies, and upgrades to urban spaces are expected to keep resiliency, climate preparedness, and social justice in focus.
Women in Cleantech & Sustainability brings together a team of experts to discuss what cities of the near-future will look like, how clean technologies and sustainability can improve quality of urban life, and how we can work to ensure that “green” urban advancements are shared equitably by all communities.
For the discussion, WCS has invited thought-leaders from across the urban sustainability space, with expertise ranging from energy & building efficiency, to mobility and transportation, to smart city & IoTinvestment, to urban justice.
WCS’s expert lineup includes:
- Charlotte Matthews, Director of Sustainability at Sidewalk Labs
- Nse-Abasi Esema, AVP of Smart & Sustainable Cities at the NY Economic Development Corporation
- Lisa Brown, Senior Director of Strategy, Local Government, & Municipal Infrastructure at Johnson Controls
- Tiffany Chu, CEO of Remix
- Moderator: Kelly Ratchinsky, Project Manager at Innovation Norway
Event Agenda (pm PST)
3:00-3:05 pm PST Arrival & intro’s
3:05-3:10 pm WCS Housekeeping Items
3:10-3:50 pm Panel with Questions
3:50-4:10 pm Audience Q&A
4:10-4:15 pm Thank you’s & Wrap-Up