This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 21st Annual Symposium- Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions.
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12:15 – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom, Level 6
“Preparing for and managing climate change-related risks will require whole communities to act to increase their resilience, regardless of what the future brings. … Local decision-makers and their communities must make the changing climate a key factor in their everyday decisions about infrastructure investment, issuing of development permits, administration of zoning and building codes and judgments about land conservation.” –Lawrence Susskind
Larry Susskind, City Planner, Mediator, MIT Professor
Lawrence Susskind has served in a variety of roles at MIT over the past four decades including Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and founder and current head of DUSP’s Environmental Policy and Planning Group. He teaches full-time at MIT, advises a large group of doctoral students, and supervises a number of research teams at the MIT Science Impact Collaborative (SIC), including the MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program. The MIT SIC is a long-term research enterprise focusing on innovative approaches to public engagement in resource management and sustainable development. Currently MIT SIC is working on hydropower in Southern Chile, energy development in Mexico, transboundary water disputes in Africa, and sustainable city development in Malaysia. He founded, and is currently Chief Knowledge Officer of the Consensus Building Institute, a Cambridge-based not-for-profit that provides mediation and negotiation training services in many parts of the world.
Professor Susskind was one of the founders, 25 year ago, of the inter-university Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School. He is currently Vice-Chair for Instruction at PON and offers executive training including a Master Class in Negotiation and Advanced Meditation Training for Lawyers. He co-directs the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program that focuses on land rights of indigenous peoples around the world, negotiation of transboundary water disputes, resolution of disputes over sacred land, and the resolution of science-intensive policy disputes. He has produced more than 50 role play simulations and numerous teaching videos. Professor Susskind is the author or co-author of twenty books including, most recently, Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities (Anthem Press, 2015), Environmental Diplomacy (Oxford Press Second Edition, 2014), Good for You, Great for Me (Public Affairs, 2014), Water Diplomacy (Resources for the Future, 2012), and Breaking Robert’s Rules (Oxford, 2006). His books have been republished in eight languages. For more information, please visit his website at www. lawrencesusskind.com.
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