KLA Perspectives

Conferences: Content + Connections

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Jan 31, 2018 11:53:02 AM

I have spent a good chunk of my career travelling around the country for work. Whether for conferences or to meet with local government clients, I spend enough time in the air to maintain elite airline status. Once I had my daughter, regular travel became a bit harder, but once I arrive at my destination, I am all in. It is so gratifying and inspiring to engage with so many talented people -- many of whom have become not just peers and colleagues but good friends along the way.

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Topics: sustainability, cities, local leadership, climate action, SAS Talk Podcast, podcast, conferences, climate resiliency, climate adaptation

SE Florida Climate Summit: Time to Act

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Dec 20, 2017 4:35:11 PM

I wrapped up my 2017 travel at the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. This event continues to grow and inspire with nearly 600 attendees this year! The Summit actually sold out this year and they worked with the Broward County Convention Center to adjust room layouts so they could accommodate extra people, allowing an additional 40 people to attend.

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Topics: sustainability, cities, local leadership, Florida, climate resiliency, sea level rise

Flooding + Coastal Resilience on the Front Lines in Norfolk (New Podcast!)

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Sep 28, 2017 3:41:12 PM

If you live in a coastal community or one prone to flooding, you might have watched Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey with a bit of trepidation.

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Topics: SAS Talk Podcast, flooding, climate resiliency

Houston flooding has climate resiliency lessons for us all

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Apr 28, 2016 1:45:09 PM

“April showers bring May flowers” has always been the optimist’s view of the rainy weather that often marks this month. But for many cities, these days “rain” is more like “deluge” that leads to flooding before flowers and it’s not just confined to April.

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Topics: climate resiliency, Houston, community engagement

100 Resilient Cities: How Hundreds More Cities Can Benefit

Posted by Kim Lundgren on Mar 5, 2016 2:36:46 PM

Climate adaptation is just one piece in the complicated resilience puzzle that cities face, and it’s directly and indirectly related to a host of challenges from flooding to infrastructure to public health. Resilience touches many city departments and budgets and outside stakeholders.

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Topics: climate change, climate resiliency