BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//iCal 3.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN X-WR-CALNAME:Park School X-APPLE-CALENDAR-COLOR:#222222 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:19700308T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=2SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:19701101T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=11;BYDAY=1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT SEQUENCE:711 DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200401T170000 SUMMARY:Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series: Hoboken: An Urban Laboratory for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation DESCRIPTION:by Jennifer S. Gonzalez, AICP, PP, CFM, ENV SP, LEED GA, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Hoboken Abstract Sustainability, resiliency, and the effects of climate change are inextricably linked. As an urban coastal city, Hoboken is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which continues to threaten quality of life for Hoboken residents. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions will bring rising sea levels, more frequent and intense storm events, higher temperatures, and longer heat waves. Storms that bring flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy could happen every five years by 2030. This talk will discuss how Hoboken is adapting to these climate change impacts, while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. It will review how Hoboken is becoming a more sustainable and resilient City through integrated planning, policies, and capital projects. This discussion will highlight the City’s Climate Action Plan and major infrastructure investments including the Northwest Resiliency Park and Rebuild by Design – Hudson River. Biography Jennifer S. Gonzalez is the Director of Environmental Services and Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Hoboken. Previously, Ms. Gonzalez worked as a Principal Environmental Planner for Louis Berger and an Environmental Planner for the County of Passaic, New Jersey. Ms. Gonzalez holds a certificate from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), LEED Green Associate, and Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program. She earned her M.A. in Environmental Policy from Lehigh University in 2009 and B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University in 2008. For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Zoom. DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200401T180000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR