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12/10/19, 6:30pm - 9pm
The Green Building, 452 Union Street, Brooklyn
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

Doors open at 6 PM. Event starts at 6:30.

Please join the AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee, the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE), and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of Net-Zero carbon neighborhoods.

Conclusive strategies have emerged from interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development challenges and opportunities across urban sectors. Through a comparative framework of global best practices, this discussion will give context to these integrated strategies, highlighting applied research solutions that may be universal, or in some cases place-specific, while envisioning outcomes and identifying pathways to a proto-typical Net-Zero carbon district in a 2050 New York City.

While supporting existing local and global policy benchmarks and aligning with globally accepted emissions inventory frameworks, Net Zero Neighborhoods provides a platform for innovative thought leadership, knowledge sharing and advocacy towards progressive solutions for achieving a sustainable city. The discussion will identify the need to bridge the broad scope of city-scale sustainability frameworks and the more narrow-scale of building-specific metrics with a set of integrated built environment connections that translate through low carbon planning tools and methods for the dense urban district. Implications for both policy and practice across disciplines, as well as the potential of these best practices to impact and enhance the quality of everyday urban life in the future, will be considered.

Welcoming Remarks and Introductions:
Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, RAVEN A+U – Architecture + Urban Design LLC, Director, Graduate Program in Urban + Regional Design | Associate Professor New York Institute of Technology, Co-Chair, Planning and Urban Design Committee, AIA New York Chapter
Anne Shellum, Mechanical Engineer, Cities Group at BuroHappold Engineering, Co-Chair, Committee on the Environment, AIA New York Chapter
Ambassador Markus Börlin, Consul General of Switzerland in New York

Sector Opportunities:
Ursula Ecker, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities, Concordia University
Gregory J. Haley, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Grimshaw
Joshua Foss, Founder & CEO, Regensia

Panel Discussion: Net Zero Carbon District Prototype | Global Best Practices
Martha Sickles, AICP, LEED AP
, Principal, Urbecon
Dr. Jimeno A. Fonseca, Senior Researcher, Singapore ETH-Centre, ETH Zurich
Eric McClure, Brooklyn Community Board 6, Transportation Committee Chair
Dr. Pieter J. Fourie, Project Leader, Engaging Mobility, Responsive Cities, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore ETH-Centre, ETH Zurich
Clare Miflin, Founder, Thinkwoven, Co-Chair, Committee on the Environment, AIA New York Chapter
Markus Hurschler, Co-founder and Managing Director, Foodways

Stefan Knust, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, CPHC, Senior Associate, Director of Sustainability, Ennead Architects

David Driskell, Board Member, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Deputy Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Seattle

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As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.

Organized by
AIANY PUD Committee; AIANY COTE; NYIT; InSource Research Consortium; Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
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12/10/19, 6:30pm - 9pm
The Green Building, 452 Union Street, Brooklyn
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