Activating Vacant Lots to Promote Climate Resiliency 
Date & Time
Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Janell O'Keefe Evaine K. Sing Abby Aldrich Brenda Scott Henry

With more impervious surfaces and minimal tree canopies, cities are particularly at risk of the effects of climate change as extreme weather events become more frequent and intense. Vacant lots offer an overlooked opportunity to mitigate some of the effects of climate change in dense urban centers. In this session, participants will learn how vacant land stewardship can contribute to climate resilience through stormwater management, urban farming, solar power generation, and more. Our panel will share several examples of innovative vacant land reuse projects that can highlight how, in places where space is at a premium, underutilized parcels can be turned into benefits for the environment.

Session Type
Breakout Session