With Amy Thompson and Jon Penndorf of Perkins + Will, who worked directly on Climate Ready DC.  

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WEBINAR: Climate Ready DC - Lessons from the District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate

Recorded live on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Learn how the District of Columbia used the latest climate science to assess climate risks and identify strategies to make the city more resilient to a changing climate, and how you can apply these lessons to your own company and community.

The District of Columbia recently completed their climate change adaptation plan, Climate Ready DC that identifies 77 actions the city can take to prepare for a changing climateTo develop the plan, the District worked with leading climate science and technical experts to assess how hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, and more severe storms could impact the District. Participants will learn how the District used localized climate change projections to conduct a vulnerability and risk assessment of the city’s infrastructure and community resources, and how that assessment informed the actions identified by the plan.

We will also be joined by Amy Thompson and Jon Penndorf of Perkins + Will, who worked on Climate Ready DC, to discuss resilience work with other communities and organizations.  For more than 75 years, Perkins+Will has been dedicated to the philosophy that design has the power to transform and enhance the mission and business of our clients and improve society overall. In every project, we strive for a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ mission, vision, needs and context in order to transform their culture and environment. We are deeply rooted in our mission of creating ideas + buildings that honor the broader goals of society.

Join us for a live, interactive webinar as we discuss such questions as:

  • How were stakeholders engaged?
  • How were business impacts considered and included?
  • How were science-based goals incorporated?
  • What lessons learned from this process apply to other sectors?
  • Can you compare DC's efforts to other cities?


Kate Johnson is a Program Analyst for the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment. She manages efforts to reduce carbon emissions and leads the implementation of Climate Ready DC, the District’s climate resilience plan. Prior to joining DOEE, Kate worked for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy providing support for local energy efficiency programs. Kate received a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs.

Amy Thompson is a project manager in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office. She has more than ten years of project management experience and specializes in large-scale master planning projects. Her experience includes land-use plan­ning, community development, and urban revitalization with private and govern­ment clients including the General Services Administration, the Department of Homeland Security agencies, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Federal Protective Service, the Department of Interior, the Department of Defense (including the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Navy, and Air Force), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She is committed to sus­tainable urban design and has researched energy innovations occurring around the world to discover local applications.

Jon Penndorf, FAIA, is a senior associate, project manager, and sustainability leader in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office. He is involved in the management and high-performance design of a variety of project types, from focused interior renovations, to new construction, to energy management across a full portfolio. With more than 16 years of experience in the field, Jon is engaged in many areas of the architecture community including design, project management, leadership, writing, and education. Jon serves on the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) National Advisory Group as well as a regional representative to the AIA Strategic Council.  He has spoken at regional and national events on topics of resilience, design and health, and professional development. 

July 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Webinar Recording $ 25.00
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