Let's get climate smart

Join us for a Climate-Smart Cities™ event featuring a panel discussion:

Cool, Connect, Absorb, Protect: How parks and open space can help make your city climate smart

We will explore the many ways that climate change is impacting the Boston region and discover how parks, open space, and new multi-city and public-private partnerships, such as the Metro Mayors Coalition*, are helping us overcome unprecedented environmental challenges.

The evening will include an interactive mapping demonstration, keynote presentation, and Q&A session with leading climate experts.

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Cash bar available.
Please register by November 7th.

Speakers include:

  • Bill Lindsay, City Manager, Richmond, CA (keynote)

  • Holly Bostrom, Climate-Smart Cities Program Director, The Trust for Public Land

  • Marc Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (moderator)

  • Axum Teferra, Clean Energy Planner and Climate Specialist, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

  • Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy and Environment, City of Medford, MA

*The Metro Mayors Coalition is a partnership of 14 municipalities in metro Boston which is home to over 1.3 million people. With the help of The Trust for Public Land through its Climate-Smart Cities ™ program, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the coalition is working to develop and implement new green infrastructure strategies that will make the entire region resilient to a changing climate.

The Metro Mayors Coalition is comprised of Boston, Brookline, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Melrose, Malden, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop.


Is registration required?

Yes, please register through Eventbrite by November 7th.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, printed tickets are not required, your name will be held at the door.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please register through Eventbrite. For questions please contact Emily Randall at  617.371.0507.

 What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free bus and shuttle will be on hand to transport from Kendall Sq T stop to Hyatt Regency. Parking at Hyatt Regency available for discounted rate of $12.00. Walk from Central Sq. T stop is 20 minutes. Easily accessible by bike via Dr.Paul Dudley White Bike Path.

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsor  Veolia North America