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Thursday, September 8 • 3:35pm - 5:00pm
A Systems Approach to Resilient Cities LIMITED

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Cities are incredibly complex, living entities that present formidable challenges for strengthening bonds that boost resiliency. At the same time, their size and intricacy provide unique opportunities to explore the key components of resiliency. Just how resilient is your city? Join us as we take a social-ecological systems approach in exploring how systems thinking can provide useful tools for understanding and addressing the structure and complexities of cities.

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Kiran Jain

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland
As Chief Resilience Officer, Kiran works at the intersection of critical issues in Oakland--access to housing and jobs, community safety, reliable public infrastructure and the city's ability to recover quickly from adversity. | | Kiran served on the founding team of Neighborly, a financial technology company modernizing public finance. She is a former senior deputy city attorney for the City of Oakland where she focused on land use, real... Read More →

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Timothy Burroughs

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Berkeley
Timothy Burroughs is an Assistant to the City Manager and serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Berkeley. In this role he is the City’s lead staff for advancing community readiness for a range of hazards, such as natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. | | Prior to his appointment as CRO, Timothy led development and managed implementation of Berkeley’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. Berkeley’s efforts... Read More →
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Pitichoke Chulapamornsri

Director of Business Development, Neighborly
Pitichoke Chulapamornsri serves as the Director of Business Development at Neighborly, a mission-driven financial technology company that empowers community members to directly invest in local public projects they care about. Concurrently, he is a research fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Prior, he worked as a senior analyst at Goldman Sachs' Private Equity Group. Pitichoke earned a Master in Public... Read More →
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Elizabeth Redman Cleveland

Global Lead, Sustainable Customer Solutions Senior Consultant, Economics & Country Risk, IHS Markit
Drawing on the experience and expertise of IHS experts across the globe,  Elizabeth Redman Cleveland leads IHS’ corporate‐wide initiative to help  customers make sustainable decisions that take into account long‐term social, ... Read More →
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Gil Friend

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
Founder and Chairman, Natural Logic Inc. | Author, The Truth About Green Business. | Inaugural member, Sustainability Hall of Fame. | Lifelong social entrepreneur and sustainability geek.Gil is widely considered one of the founders of the sustainable business movement, and was named an inaugural member of the Sustainability Hall of Fame (with Ray Anderson, Amory Lovins, Karl-Henrik Robert and Bob Willard), and "one of the 10 most influential... Read More →