Conference: "Landscape Infrastructure" - Redefining Infrastructure




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Published on Apr 3, 2012

A two-day symposium exploring the future of infrastructure and urbanization beyond the dogma of civil engineering and transportation planning. Presentations and panel discussions focus on the growing agency of ecology to propose responsive strategies that address the predominant challenges facing urban economies today including climate dynamics, carbon and nitrogen accumulation, population mobilities, and resource economies.

Drawing from an array of interrelated disciplines and practices, guest speakers include:

Kate Ascher, Happold Consulting
Public Works: The Subterranean Anatomy of a City

Sabine Barles, Université Paris 1, UMR Géographie-Cités
The Nitrogen Question: Urban metabolism and the making of urban landscape, 19th--21st century

Liz Barry, PLOTS - Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science
Citizen Cartographies

Erle Ellis, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC
The Anthromes Project

Wendi Goldsmith, The Bioengineering Group
Ecological Enterprise Leadership

Jo Guldi, Harvard Society of Fellows
The Infrastructure State

Kevin S. Holden, US Army Corps of Engineers
Watershed Economics & Floodplain Politics

Peter del Tredici, Arnold Arboretum - GSD
Plants as Megastructure

Christophe Girot, ETH Zurich
Degrees of Precision

Eduardo Rico & Enriqueta Llabres, ARUP - Relational Urbanism
Urban Processes & Relational Modelling

Todd Shallat, Center for Idaho History and Politics, BSU
Building Infrastructure: Water, Science & Technology and the rise of the US Army Corps of Engineers

Kevin Shanley & Ying-Yu Hung, SWA - I.R.I.S.
Building Soft

Dirk Sijmons, TU Delft, HNS Landschapsarchitecten
The Metabolic Landscape

Rosalind Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Infrastructure as Lived Experience

Dawn Wright, ESRI Chief Scientist & Oceanographer
Geodesigning Coastal and Ocean Space


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