Can individuals and small-scale initiatives really have an impact on global sustainability? In this webinar on September 25th, discover why changes to a community don't need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact.
Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and Island Press for a special conversation with visionary architect and urban planner Jaime Lerner and City College Professor, architect and author, Hillary Brown, about sustainable urban revival from Jaime's experiences captured in his upcoming book, Urban Acupuncture, and Hillary's new publication, Next Generation Infrastructure.
Jaime has won numerous international awards, including the United Nations Environmental Award in 1990, and was nominated as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential thinkers in the world in 2010. Lerner is Founder of Jaime Lerner Associated Architects and author of the upcoming book Urban Acupuncture from Island Press, described as required reading for all students of city planning and for anyone who wants to make a difference in their cities.
Ms. Brown's work focuses on infrastructure as highly connected systems that work better together, resulting in projects that are more cost effective, less environmentally damaging and more resilient. Her new book, Next Generation Infrastructure: Priciples for Post-industrial Public Works, advocates system-level thinking to replacing America's aging infrastructure, where architects, engineers, urban planners, and public officials adapt holistic approaches to make smarter decisions about revamping outdated infrastructure.
Moderator Jim Russell Is an adjunct professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. An architecture critic, journalist, and consultant, he comments on WNYC public radio Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His editorial and strategic consulting work includes "Co-evolution," a project of American Forests that unites urban planning with ecological concerns to improve the environment in concert with economic growth. His book,
The Agile City: Building Well Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, details urban retrofitting strategies and approaches to carbon-reduction, transportation planning, water delivery, and more - to simultaneously slash long-term costs and prepare urban areas for climate change impacts.