Fireproofing the Future in California
Monday, February 11, 2019 6:00 pmReserve Tickets
You are invited to the premiere public screening of Van Alen Sessions Season Five: Fireproofing the Future in California, a project of Van Alen Institute produced in partnership with The New Yorker.
“Fireproofing the Future of California” points to the urgent issue of the “wildland-urban interface,” areas where homes are built near or among undeveloped lands. While demand for this type of housing grows across the Western U.S., more intense and frequent wildfires in these areas are destroying lives, homes, and forests at record levels. Heartbreaking footage and stories from experts and those living and working in the fire zones of California illustrate the choices we must make to build safer homes and communities in the era of climate change.
Followed by a panel discussion with:
Merete Mueller (Director)
Mark Johnson (Landscape Architect, Civitas)
Robert Field (Climate Scientist and drought expert at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
Bob Williams (President, Pine Creek Forestry, New Jersey)
Moderated by Carolyn Kormann (Staff Writer at The New Yorker)