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Please join us for a symposium for Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City, an exhibition based on the Zero Waste Design GuidelinesDesigning Waste explores how architects, designers, and building professionals can help NYC achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030, focusing on a particular segment of the waste stream: the brief period between when we discard something and it rolls away on the back of a truck.

The symposium will look at the different scales of design that can help increase diversion rates. Speakers from New York City, and Paris, France will provide ideas and models for how New York can reach its goal of sending zero waste to landfill by 2030. Through panels with city officials, architects, and others, the audience will learn about the varied ways that cities are designing policies, buildings and streetscapes for waste.

Welcomes and Introduction:
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIANY|Center for Architecture

The Zero Waste Design Guidelines:
Clare Miflin, AIA, Author, Zero Waste Design Guidelines
Juliette Spertus, Co-founder, ClosedLoops; Author, Zero Waste Design Guidelines

Panel 1: Cities & Waste
Caroline Haas, Head of the Waste and Public Cleanliness Department, Paris, France
Kate Kitchener, Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
Clare Miflin, AIA, Author, Zero Waste Design Guidelines

Panel 2: Designers & Waste
Pierre Maurette, Associate Architect, Vincent Lavergne Architecture Urbanisme
John Woelfling, AIA, LEED AP CPHT, Principal, Dattner Architects
Juliette Spertus, Co-founder, ClosedLoops; Author, Zero Waste Design Guidelines

Panel 3: Working with Waste
Caroline Bauer, Director, Curb Your Litter
Emily Gove, LEED AP O+M
, Corporate Director, Sustainability & Training Building Maintenance Service LLC
Martin Robertson, Superintendent, Strivers Gardens
Andrew Blum, Curator, Designing Waste

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Organized by
Center for Architecture
  • With Support From
  • Symposium Sponsor

    Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

  • Supported by

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Saturday, 6/16
1pm to 6pm
Center for Architecture
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