Join us to explore what it means to create a livable city in the era of climate change! This panel, moderated by Gina Murphy-Darling, Founder and CEO of Mrs. Green’s World, will feature City of Tucson staff from Environmental and General Services, Planning and Development Services, and Tucson Department of Transportation, and Tucson Water. We’ll talk about what it takes to create bike and pedestrian lanes, increase renewable energy on City facilities (including our parks), create sustainable building policies, ensure a clean and abundant water supply, and plan for climate adaptation. We’ll learn what’s already been done, what’s in the works, and what the future holds!
Koren Manning is Planning Administrator for the City of Tucson where she leads a team of long-range planners working to shape the future of our city through neighborhood planning, code updates, rezoning, and historic preservation. She was previously a Senior Planner and Team Leader in the Brooklyn Office of the NYC Department of City Planning. In this role she served as project manager for the East New York Neighborhood Plan, a comprehensive plan to develop over 6,000 units of housing as well as commercial space and community infrastructure to foster growth and sustainability. Koren received her Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s in Geography from the University of Arizona.