Michael Catanzaro

Creating a Livable City: Climate Change and the City of Tucson -
11:00 am 10/14/2019
Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

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!

Michael Catanzaro is the Energy Manager for the City of Tucson. He is currently installing more than 14 megawatts of solar across City of Tucson facilities and recently started a revolving loan fund. Prior to working with the City, he oversaw a top 10 university sustainability program at the University of San Diego, developing the university’s first climate action plan and was a founding member of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative.