Imagining Philadelphia’s Energy Futures

Programs, Lectures & Talks
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

How do you imagine Philly’s sustainable future? How will Philly produce and use energy in the future? Can science fiction help us plan for our environmental future? Explore these ideas with a storytelling workshop about Philadelphia and the future.

When Philadelphians imagine ways of using and producing sustainable renewable energy in the future, we are not just imagining new techno-economic systems. We are also reimagining the ways social relations and political power work in our lives. That makes negotiating a shared vision of a sustainable future a difficult task. In this workshop we’ll learn about climate change’s effect on Philly and hear plans for Philly’s energy future. We’ll then play a science fiction–based storytelling game to help you explore your own vision for a sustainable Philly. Bring your curiosity, a penchant for storytelling, and an enthusiasm for science fiction!

This program is presented as part of a project funded by Philadelphia’s Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP). Other partners include PennFuture, PennEnvironment, Energy Coordinating Agency, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Planet Philadelphia on G-Town Radio.

Discussion will be led by Roger Eardley-Pryor.

This event is free, but registration is required.

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About Climate & Urban Systems Partnership

The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a group of informal science educators, climate scientists, learning scientists, and community partners in four Northeast U.S. cities (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Washington, D.C.), funded by the National Science Foundation to explore innovative ways to educate city residents about climate change.

For more information please contact manager of public programs Alexis Pedrick at 215.873.8293 or

Image credit: Montgomery County Planning Commission.