Peter Plastrik | An Island Press Author

Peter Plastrik

Peter Plastrik was born in Paris, grew up in New York City, and lived in four cities in Michigan. He is cofounder and vice president of the Innovation Network for Communities (INC), established in 2007. Along with John Cleveland, he was a founding consultant to the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and helped it develop its strategic plan and Innovation Fund. He also consulted closely with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and managed USDN's Innovation Fund. Pete has been the lead author on several INC reports about cities and climate change: "Essential Capacities for Urban Climate Adaptation," supported by the summit Foundation, and "Leadership by US Cities Innovations in Climate Action," supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. He is coauthor with John and Madeleine Taylor of Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact (2014). He coauthored two books with David Osborne: Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies (1997) and The Reinventor's Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government (2000). He lives on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan with his wife Deb and their pugs.

Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT

A new model for urban development is emerging as cities worldwide are responding to climate change.

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m., Tuesday April 28, as ...

A new model for urban development is emerging as cities worldwide are responding to climate change.

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m., Tuesday April 28, as Peter Plastrik, author of Life After Carbon, outlines a model that is transforming how cities design and use physical space, generate economic wealth, consume and dispose of resources, exploit and sustain the natural ecosystems, and prepare for the future.

This model is already being built out in cities large and small dubbed “climate innovation labs.” -- places like Copenhagen and Melbourne, Austin and Vancouver, where city government, business and community leaders are working together to transform core systems. Plastrik will explain how climate disasters can become urban opportunities and shape the next transformation of cities worldwide.

Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits. 

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