Watch Commissioner Spector talk Boston's future on The Myra Kraft Open Classroom.

In case you missed it: Boston's Environment Commissioner Carl Spector was a guest speaker at Northeastern University's Myra Kraft Open Classroom series during the session, “Responding to Climate Change.”

Other guests included:

  • Matthias Ruth (Professor of Public Policy and Civil / Environmental Engineering and Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University)
  • Chris Marchi (Director of Community Building and Environment, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc.)


From the class description, this is what the session covered:

Global climate change is likely to have dramatic impacts on Boston, particularly in low-lying areas built on landfill that could be dramatically affected by rising sea levels and a potential increase in dramatic weather events. This session will focus on potential problems and strategies for addressing them, including new environmental plans being developed by the city.

Watch the class online here:

Part 1:
Part 2:

Explore the full Open Classroom series, Shaping Boston's Future: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges here:


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