Planning the Green New Deal

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Design and Planning often wax poetic about transforming the future, but realizations are harder to come by. How can activism, policy and design work together to bring about the societal transformations needed to ensure a just and habitable future?
 
Planning the Green New Deal is a student organized conference at the Harvard Graduate School School of Design that will focus on how to bring about these necessary transformations in the form of a Green New Deal. The Conference will feature talks by Elizabeth Yeampierre, (Executive Director of UPROSE) and Varshini Prakash, (Executive Director of Sunrise Movement), plus panel discussion with leading activists, academics, and practitioners. Additionaly there will be multiple workshops, group tables, and a book signing for A Planet to Win with co-athor Alyssa Battistoni.
 
If your group/organization would like to host a table at the event, please contact ikrieger@gsd.harvard.edu. Space is limited!
 
Program:
 
9:15 Welcome, Announcements, Acknowledgements
ORCA
 
9:30 Opening
James Fernandes, Mattakeeset Tribe Environment Manager
 
10am Plenary
Elizabeth Yeampierre (Executive Director, UPROSE)
Varshini Prakash (Executive Director, Sunrise Movement)
 
11:30 Panel: International Dimensions of the Green New Deal
Lenio Myrivilli (Former Deputy Mayor of Athens for Urban Nature, Resilience, and Climate Change)
Suraj Yengde (Author, Caste Matters)
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard)
 
2:00 Panel: Planning and Design
El Hadi Jazairy (Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan)
Elisa Iturbe (Critic, Yale School of Architecture)
Karen Abrams (Program Officer, Heinz Endowments)
Abby Spinak (Lecturer in Urban Planning, Harvard)
Billy Fleming (Director, The McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania)
 
3:45 Panel: Organizing Strategy
Erik Loomis (Associate Professor, URI, Author, History of America in Ten Strikes)
Kannan Thiruvengadam (Director, Eastie Farm)
Julian Brave NoiseCat (Data for Progress)
Moderator: Alyssa Battistoni (Co-Author, A Planet to Win)
 
5:30 Closing Remarks