Wednesday, August 18 at 4:30, the Cool Davis Coalition will meet for their regular quarterly meeting on-line on Zoom.  The meeting will feature special presentations and a community discussion on neighborhood resilience strategies in the face of Climate Change!

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Cool Davis  is hosting City Repair’s Mark Lakeman (Portland, OR) and Sasha von Meier from EcoBlock (Oakland) in a virtual conversation over Zoom. They will share about powerful community-level strategies to empower and connect neighbors. The online talk is free and open to everyone.  Representatives from all neighborhood associations and neighborhood groups are encouraged to attend.  The City of Davis continues to plan for our housing, climate action and adaptation actions and the downtown core.  We all must think deeply about how our neighborhoods can become building blocks of a resilient community.

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4:30 The Quarterly meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. with brief presentations about activities from each of the Cool Davis Working groups.

5:00 Join us in welcoming speakers to speak about different strategies for neighborhood resilience:

  • Sascha von Meier, Principal Investigator, EcoBlock, a model radical retrofit of existing residential homes for a block-scale community microgrids with in-home energy, and water efficiency.
  • Mark Lakeman, Co-Founder, The City Repair Project, which facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented place-making through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world.  City Repair has worked in the Portland Metro Area (and surrounding communities) for over 20 years.  They create public gathering spaces and help others to creatively transform the places where they live. Mark Lakeman has worked with neighborhoods here in Davis to inspire collaborative street murals and other special projects have emerged from neighborhood interaction.

5:40 Local panel of community and neighborhood leaders will bring their perspectives to the discussion in a follow-up panel.

6:00 Q&A Then we will open up the conversations to all of your questions and ideas.

Climate change and disconnections from the impact of COVID are looming.  We hope this discussion will bring some joy and practical action for neighbors to consider.   Cool Davis and our partners hope to stimulate, engage and connect residents in sustainable living at neighborhood level.