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Thursday, 9/26, 6pm - 7:30pm
Location
Center for Architecture
Price
AIANY Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: $10

There has never been a more important time to elevate the role of the built environment in addressing the climate crises and acting as a catalyst for change. Since the millennia leading up to the First Industrial Revolution, building in harmony with nature, bioregional ecosystems, and in response to the diverse climatic conditions of the Earth has been part of our shared human history. The pressing need to change the paradigm shift affiliated with industrialization and human habitats offers an opportunity to re-think and re-imagine new ways of living and interacting with nature whilst acknowledging the wisdom of the past.

This discussion will elaborate on the potential future scenarios in the context of the new book Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Climate (Thames & Hudson, 2024). Given our ecosystem’s increasing frailty, the role of architecture and building in a post-digital era, and the desperate need to record fading cultural traditions, the relevance of this book is more significant than ever.

Organized by the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) as part of Climate Week New York City 2024, the event addresses the science-policy brief recommendations of “Nature-Based Industrial Revolution for Inclusive Sustainable Development,” a submission for the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2024) at United Nations Headquarters New York.

Keynote:
Lance Jay Brown, President of Lance Jay Brown, Architecture + Urban Design Co-Founder and Past President, of Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization & DfRR, Past President, AIA New York Chapter

Speakers:
Martina Donlon, Chief, Climate Section, Department of Global Communications United Nations, New York

More speakers to be announced

Organized by
AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee
Thursday, 9/26, 6pm - 7:30pm
Location
Center for Architecture
Price
AIANY Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: $10
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