Climate Resilience Leadership Lab

Lab students conduct an emergency preparedness survey with a Washington Houses resident.

The Climate Resilience Leadership Lab aims to support young people in East Harlem to build awareness about climate change and their community, make their voices heard through advocacy in the civic realm, and take real action through pilot projects. In 2018 and 2019, Pratt faculty and students from the School of Architecture Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment will work with DREAM Charter School in East Harlem to collaborate on a pilot project with a group of high school students and a public housing tenants association. The project will create an emergency preparedness guidebook for public housing residents and provide information about climate change risks and resources to make the community more resilient.

Climate Resilience Leadership Lab students participating in mapping exercises.
Lab student overlays pinned to historical base maps.
Cover of Washington Houses Ready, an emergency preparedness pocket guide produced by the Climate Resilience Leadership Lab.


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  • Michael HaggertyVisiting Assistant Professor Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
  • Samuel PressmanM.S. Sustainable Environmental Systems, 2020