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.