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2016 Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity convening


Kresge’s Environment Program hosted more than 100 local and national leaders for its second annual Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative grantee convening, May 2-4, 2016 in Chicago. The gathering included delegations from a cohort of 15 nonprofit organizations working at the intersection of climate change and social equity funded through the Initiative, as well as additional grantees funded across Kresge’s Environment Program involved in activities to strengthen climate resilience in low-income communities. The Initiative’s goal is to influence local climate resilience planning and policies that better reflect the needs and priorities of low-income communities in American cities. news story

Convening agenda

Convening participants

Photo gallery from off site dinner at Stony Island Arts Bank

Repository of resources from grantees and partner organizations (Unless otherwise indicated, the materials reflect views of the individual organizations and not necessarily those of The Kresge Foundation)

Map showing location of cohort grantee organizations

What they’re saying: Quotes from Kresge grantees

Audio recordings of opening and closing plenary sessions

Notes and materials from breakout sessions