How Philadelphia is Prioritizing Resiliency: Interview with Saleem Chapman
March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
How can the City of Philadelphia prioritize building an equitable city alongside battling the climate crisis? The City of Philadelphia has established its first Chief Resiliency Officer to prioritize environmental justice work alongside climate mitigation, job creation and a healthy environment for residents.
Join us for this fireside chat with Philadelphia’s Chief Resiliency Officer, Saleem Chapman to discuss his role and how Philadelphia can overcome hurdles to become a vibrant city full of opportunities.
About the Speaker:
Saleem Chapman serves as Philadelphia’s first Chief Resilience Officer. In this role, he oversees the creation and implementation of climate preparedness and resilience strategies. Before joining the City of Philadelphia, Saleem amassed a vast array of experience in the sustainability field, including professional work in urban policy analysis, environmental justice, and sustainable economic development.