Science by the Slice – Envisioning transformations in urban futures for forward-thinking resilience planning

Envisioning transformations in urban futures for forward-thinking resilience planning

with Dr. Georgina Sanchez

 

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Welcome to Science by the Slice! We’re excited to host this hybrid event. We’ll meet in in-person at 700 Park Offices Drive, (behind the Boxyard) to hear this month’s speaker while we enjoy pizza, but space is limited. You can also join live remotely via Sigma Xi’s Facebook page if you’re unable to make it in person. A zoom link will also be sent out to registered attendees.

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About the talk

Understanding human mobility and shifts in development patterns in response to sea level rise and increased flooding is crucial for anticipating the need for policies and investments that protect lives, infrastructure, and the environment. Geospatial modeling offers an exciting opportunity to envision alternative growth trajectories and assess the trade-offs between competing socio-environmental needs. In this talk, we will showcase a framework that examines interactions between urban growth, increased flooding from climate change, and human adaptive responses to flood hazards. Through scenario-based modeling, we investigate various development paths and adaptive strategies, enabling communities to confront the growing challenges of sea level rise and flooding. Join us in discussing how we can shape a future that is not only transformative but also sustainable, adaptable, and resilient.

 

Speaker Bio

Dr. Georgina Sanchez is a Research Scholar and Faculty Fellow with the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. Georgina’s interdisciplinary approach to research bridges land and climate change science, hydrology, and geospatial analytics to address complex sustainability challenges. Georgina’s research also involves participatory modeling techniques and principles of knowledge co-production that engage communities, stakeholders and/or end-users in development of technologies and strategies to tackle natural resource challenges. She holds a Ph.D. in Forestry and Environmental Resources from NCSU, a M.S in Biosystems Engineering from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

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For in-person attendees:

RSVP for attending in person is required and due Wednesday, Nov 1st at 12:30 pmSpace is limited. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please don’t RSVP unless you plan to attend. There will be a waitlist if the RSVP capacity is reached.

For virtual attendees:

There is no deadline to RSVP for attending virtually.

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W e will also provide a zoom link to view the event to registered attendees.

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We hope you’ll join us remotely or in person for a great hour of science!

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Did you miss past Science by the Slice events? Check out our videos and podcasts of previous speakers: http://www.americanscientist.org/science/

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Date

Mar 07 2024
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Time

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Sigma Xi Headquarters, 700 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle, NC 27709
Sigma Xi Headquarters, 700 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle, NC 27709