Earth Day Speech Focuses on Making Cities More Resilient

Environmentalism began when we were running from cities. We're learning that city sustainability is now key to a better environment, better communities and a better economy.

Special thanks to the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for inviting me to speak to a sold-out room for their Earth Day conference.

We appreciated the opportunity to speak about the process of making cities resilient through economic development, building social capital, establishing clear lines of communication, and finally through developing community competence that leads to collective problem solving and action.

Lastly, it was an honor to share the stage with celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, host of the TV show Cosmos.

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