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Friday, September 27 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
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Can cities address climate change without making inequality worse?

Supported by SXSW, BP and Lyft. Programmed in partnership with the Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Neena Satija

Investigative Reporter for The Washington Post
Satija began at The Washington Post in January. Previously, she was an investigative reporter and radio producer for The Texas Tribune and Reveal, a public radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Satija has also worked for a number of East Coast news outlets, including... Read More →

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Kevin Dancy

Community Development Adviser for the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Dancy works as the community development adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston branch and has published research on topics including financial capabilities, consumer finance and lending, community reinvestment, disaster recovery, economic development, housing and... Read More →
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Rodney Ellis

Harris County Commissioner
Ellis has served as a Harris County commissioner since 2017. He previously represented Texas Senate District 13 from 1990 to 2017, during which time he worked on economic development, education and budget policy. Ellis also served three terms on the Houston City Council and as chief... Read More →
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Laura Huffman

Texas State Director of The Nature Conservancy
Huffman establishes conservation strategy, provides policy leadership and leads a statewide team of scientists and conservation experts at The Nature Conservancy in Texas. She also serves as founding director of the Conservancy’s North America Cities program and board chair for... Read More →
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Carmen Llanes Pulido

Executive Director of Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin
Carmen Llanes Pulido is the founding executive director of Go Austin/ Vamos Austin or GAVA, a group that organizes and mobilizes community power for health equity. Llanes Pulido worked as a research analyst and organizer with the environmental justice organization, PODER, in East... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room