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Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres

Senior Advisor  |  Rewiring America

Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres is currently leading work at Rewiring America, a leading electrification nonprofit focused on electrifying everything in our communities. He is also co-chair of the New York State Climate Impacts Assessment, Society and Economy. He was formerly the Director of Sustainability for the City of Ithaca, N.Y., where he established and led the city’s decarbonization and climate justice strategies. Prior to joining the City of Ithaca, he was the President and CEO of GreenMomentum, a think tank organization focused on climate change and renewable energy in Latin America. He is the former chairman of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy and former energy chair of the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council. He holds a first degree in computer engineering from Mexico’s National University, a master’s in computer science and a Ph.D. in electronic and electrical engineering from University College London.


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Decarbonization for Cities

In recent years, the climate crisis has placed decarbonization at the top of the urban agenda. While cities across the world have created climate action plans and pledged ambitious emission reductions, recent research has revealed that many jurisdictions are struggling to develop implementation strategies to meet those targets. This session will identify some of the common gaps in current city approaches and highlight innovative work happening at the local level that may provide broader guidance to community decarbonization strategies across the country. Participants will gain an understanding of the current context for this work and promising practices that may inform they own work. Hosted by Communities by Design (CxD).

Course expires 12/17/2025

1.00 LU|HSW