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Climate Commission

OCTO is aware of the global issue with CrowdStrike’s update impacting Windows servers and computers. CrowdStrike has identified the issue and a fix. We are supporting District agencies to ensure operations continue. At this time, District operations are not experiencing major impacts.

Uwe Brandes

Uwe S. Brandes serves as chair of the Commission.  He is professor of practice at Georgetown University and faculty director of the masters program in Urban & Regional Planning and the university-wide Georgetown Global Cities Initiative.

Brandes is a scholar-practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in the planning, design, and development of new buildings, neighborhoods, infrastructure and parks. He advises cities around the world on their sustainable development strategies and the stakeholder partnerships necessary to achieve their goals. Brandes holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and A.B. in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College.