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    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    DISCUSSION: GREEN BUILDINGS AND URBAN DESIGN

    DISCUSSION: GREEN BUILDINGS AND URBAN DESIGN
    Sustainable cities need energy-efficient buildings and the current symbol of urban architecture – the glass and metal skyscraper – scores badly in this regard. What kinds of building should be the centerpieces of new sustainable cities? Are current green building codes leading us in the right direction? Nearly half of the world’s new megacities will be in China and India: how can their leaders ensure that the millions of new structures in these cities use energy sparingly and follow sustainable urban planning?

    Moderated by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic, The New York Times

    Confirmed panelists:
    David Fisk, co-director of the BP Urban Energy Systems Project and Laing O’Rourke Professor in Systems Engineer and Innovation, Imperial College London
    Hal Harvey, C.E.O., Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC
    Katrin Klingenberg, Passivehouse Institute, USA
    Jonathan Rose, founder and president, Jonathan Rose Companies
    Martha Schwartz, professor in practice of landscape architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and co-founder, Working Group for Sustainable Cities, Harvard University