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Our Climate Futures: Meeting the Challenges in Duluth

Photo:Duluth, MN skyline Credit: Randen Pederson

Save the Date ~ March 19-20, 2019
University of Minnesota Duluth campus
Various locations TBD

UMD Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN


The public is invited and encouraged to join us for a university-community forum focused on local and regional adaptation to climate change in Minnesota.

Free Tickets

For free tickets to the keynote event go to: https://z.umn.edu/SharedClimateFuture or contact the Marshall Performing Arts Center box office at 218-726-8561.

Conference Information

News Release

Keynote speaker

Jesse M. Keenan is a social scientist and a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Keenan's principle research focus is on climate change adaptation and the built environment, including aspects of design, engineering, financing and planning.

Keenan's presentation will be: Destination Duluth: The Fact and Fiction of a Shared Climate Future.

Keenan holds concurrent appointments as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, research advisor to California's governor and as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Keenan's research has partnered with a variety of global actors, including The American Institute of Architects, Audi, Carnegie Corporation, EPA, Goldman Sachs, Google, International Code Council, Knight Foundation, MoMA, Mori Memorial Foundation, Lennar Foundation, NASA, National Security Council, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Regional Plan Association, RAND Corporation, the White House and the United Nations. Keenan's books include Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design (Columbia University Press), Climate Change Adaptation in North America: Experiences, Case Studies and Best Practices (Springer) and Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California (Routledge). Keenan holds degrees in the law (J.D., LL.M.) and science of the built environment (M.Sc.), including a Ph.D. from the Delft University of Technology. More on Keenan.

Details on the Climate Futures Summit will be forthcoming and posted here as soon as they are available.


UMD Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University for Seniors, Natural Resources Research Institute, Institute on the Environment - Duluth, Minnesota Sea Grant.


Patrick Schoff, Research Associate, Natural Resources Research Institute, pschoff@d.umn.edu, 281-788-2768

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