Third Annual Sustainability and Future Cities Boot Camp

3rd Annual Sustainability Boot Camp

About the Program

Resiliency, The Built Environment, and How to Pay for What is Needed

Superstorms, chaotic weather patterns, and rising seas are forcing the issue: if we want the built environment to last, we must make changes. This includes not only designing new construction with climate change factors in mind, but also addressing the vulnerabilities of pre-existing building stock. State and city governments have enacted, and are enacting, legislation to combat these environmental issues, and private property owners need to plan for climate change as well.  There is a direct correlation between sustainable building practices and resiliency.

To help property owners grapple with these issues, Brooklyn Law School is offering its Third Annual Sustainability and Future Cities Boot Camp to provide participants with some answers on how property owners can: (a) satisfy existing and upcoming legislation, (b) ensure buildings are more resilient and sustainable, and (c) pay to make all of the above happen.



The program will commence with a Keynote address from Rohit T. Aggarwala, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and New York City Chief Climate Officer.



Mark Jackson ’11, General Counsel and VP, Industry City

Laurie S. Rothenberg, Lead Counsel, Global Real Estate & Workplace Strategy, Pfizer

Emily Rubenstein, Deputy Commissioner for Resiliency and Sustainability, New York State Office of General Services (OGS)

Mary Willis White ’13, Partner, Raines Feldman Littrell LLP; Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, Brooklyn Law School


Richard J. Sobelsohn ’98, Professor of Practice & Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

View the full Agenda.

Sponsored by the BLS Real Estate Society.


CLE Credit Offered

The program provides 1.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice. Materials will be distributed digitally prior to the event. Please print out a hard copy if you would like to have one as a reference. A limited number of printouts will be available upon email request to by the deadline of April 5.

The program is free of charge, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.



Please register by April 8.


More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at or (718) 780-0321.

Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at Please make your request at least ten days before the event. We will do our best to address accommodation requests made after the ten days.