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Resiliency [clear filter]
Thursday, September 8

9:15am PDT

Energizing a City for Today and Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

Already cities around the world are struggling to manage increasing demands for energy.  There's a major need to update antiquated infrastructures dominated by non-renewable / carbon-heavy inputs, and an even bigger feeling led by new technologies that there's got to be a better way.  What technologies will rise to the top and how can cities optimize their use and adoption?    

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Melanie Nutter

Principal, Nutter Consuting
Melanie Nutter is the Principal of Nutter Consulting that provides sustainability and smart cities strategy development and implementation for cities, foundations and companies. In July of 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Melanie Nutter as the Director of the San Francisco Department... Read More →

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Doug Davenport

Founder & CEO, Prospect Silicon Valley
Over a 25-year career, Doug has served in leadership roles to bring future context to conventional practice. Prior to founding ProspectSV, Doug forged a new approach to industry partnerships at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the Energy and Environmental Technologies Division where... Read More →
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Jessie Denver

Energy Program Manager, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
Jessie Denver is the San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Energy Program Manager where she leads a diverse team working on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and zero emission vehicle programs. Prior to joining the City, Jessie served as Program Director at the nations... Read More →
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Dennis Quinn

COO, Co-founder, Joule Assets
Mr. Quinn is currently COO and co-founder of Joule Assets responsible for market development, development of web-based customer engagement platform and company sales.Previously, Mr. Quinn was a founding member and CEO of Celerity Energy LLC, one of the first demand response companies... Read More →
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Neal De Snoo

Energy Program Manager, Office of Energy and Sustainable Development City of Berkeley Planning Department
Neal has 30 years of experience in energy policy, including 21 years in management.  He currently manages the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development (OESD) at the City of Berkeley Planning and Development Department.  OESD is responsible for providing strategic direction the... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 9:15am - 10:40am PDT
David Brower Center - Kinzie Room

11:05am PDT

Cities for People and Planet: The New Urban Paradigm
Limited Capacity seats available

This discussion pushes the boundaries of our imaginations toward a more perfect city. Technology and human-centric urban design has a lot to say about that, but so too does our individual mindsets and cultural norms.  Join us as we step forward into a connected city that is more eco and human-friendly by design, while also stepping up into a vision of a city that best supports life on planet earth.

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Louise Mozingo

Professor and Chair or Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley
Louise Mozingo is Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. She is a member of the Graduate Group in Urban Design of the College of Environmental Design and Director of the American Studies program of the College of Letters and Sciences... Read More →

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Mayra Madriz

Project Manager, Gehl
Mayra is an Urban Planner with ten years of expertise addressing the socio-cultural dimension of urban revitalization projects in the US and Latin America. She is interested in how people experience the public realm, how they are impacted by changes in the built environment, and how... Read More →
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Cole Roberts

Associate Principal, Energy & Resource Sustainability, Arup
Cole Roberts leads the energy and resource sustainability business in Arup’s San Francisco office. Specializing in design, planning, and consultation in the new and existing built environment, Cole has led dozens of projects to successful LEED® certification and ZNE achievement... Read More →
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Thomas Sichelkow

International Smart City Business Development Mana, Gate 21
International Smart City Business Development Manager at Gate 21, Copenhagen, helping Danish and Swedish companies, municipalities and their respective governments develop Living Labs and Smart City solutions and creating opportunities abroad.Previously Thomas was Head of development... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 11:05am - 12:30pm PDT
David Brower Center - Goldman Theater

1:45pm PDT

Resiliency from the Ground Up: How Community Engagement Makes Us Stronger.
Limited Capacity seats available

No more waiting for someone else to come to the rescue!  This panel looks at how community organizations are empowering their citizens like never before to prepare for and respond to emergencies.  From necessity comes innovation and cities need more rapid and scalable responses if they are to rise to the challenge of natural disasters and emergencies affecting their citizens, businesses, and visitors.  Fortunately, people have always been willing to help and now they have the resources to do so.  Learn from experts in community-based resiliency measures in how to engage a community and together weave a net of safety.

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Lawrence Grodeska

Co-founder & CEO, CivicMakers
Lawrence Grodeska is a maker, communicator and civic geek who uses technology to help civic leaders in the public and private sector engage key audiences. Over 15 years, Lawrence has built programs and products to transform how citizens interact with their communities and governments... Read More →

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Alicia Johnson

Resilience & Recovery Manager, San Francisco Emergency Managament
A natural-born problem solver with a super power for getting it done, Alicia Johnson has a penchant for civic innovation. An Emergency Manager by trade, Alicia can count Hurricane Sandy, Super Bowl 50 and an earthquake or two in her portfolio of responses. She has changed the culture... Read More →
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Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently... Read More →
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Patrick Otellini

Chief Resilience Officer, City and County of San Francisco
Patrick Otellini is the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. Otellini was originally appointed by Mayor Ed Lee in October 2012 as the Director of San Francisco’s Earthquake Safety Implementation Program. This public policy driven group has... Read More →
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Yo Yoshida

CEO and Co-Founder, Appallicious, Inc.
Yo Yoshida is the CEO and Founder of Appallicious, a Civic Startup based in San Francisco that creates products to help government better serve its citizens. He is a seasoned innovator, entrepreneur, industry writer, and start-up adviser with a passion for government and technology.Yo... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 1:45pm - 3:10pm PDT
David Brower Center - Goldman Theater

3:35pm PDT

A Systems Approach to Resilient Cities
Limited Capacity seats available

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

COO+GC, Replica
Kiran Jain advises venture-backed technology start-ups and local governments on cutting edge legal and public policy issues including privacy-first data applications for the built environment, broadband deployment and innovative microgrids to deepen community resilience. She currently... 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... 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... 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,  environmental, and economic objectives.  Utilizing her stakeholder engagement... 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... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2016 3:35pm - 5:00pm PDT
David Brower Center - Goldman Theater