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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