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Climate Migration: How could sea-level rise impact Central Texas?

September 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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September 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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City of Austin
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The City of Austin Planning Department invites the community to participate in the Imagine Austin Speaker Series webinar, Climate Migration: How could sea-level rise impact the U.S., including Central Texas?, on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Click here to register.

Austin just crossed the benchmark of being the 10th largest city in the United States. However, like many rapidly growing areas, our popularity has not only made Austin less affordable for many, but changes in climate and severe weather events are heavily impacting low-income residents and communities of color.  Cities are experiencing with more frequency the challenges of hurricanes, torrential rain, extreme flooding, record-breaking heat waves, and deadly wildfires. These challenges are affecting migration patterns both globally and locally here in Central Texas.Please join us for our next Imagine Austin Speaker Series, where Dr. Mathew Hauer, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, who studies the impacts of climate change and migration on society, will discuss how migration will reshape the U.S. population distribution, especially in Texas. He will also discuss how Austin can become even more resilient when impacted by increased climate migration.

This event is sponsored by the City of Austin’s Planning Department and the Office of Resilience. The City of Austin Imagine Austin Speaker Series (which is always free) brings in thought leaders and national experts from around the country to speak about issues pertaining to land use, transportation, development, the economy, education, workforce development, the built and natural environment, green infrastructure, social equity, and sustainability to promote and implement Austin’s vision for the future, the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.