THE ARCHITECTURE OF GLOBAL WARMING
Calling all architects and design students!Buildings consume 40% of the world's energy every year and generate almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
Immediate action in the building industry is essential if we are to avoid hazardous change to our climate.
This coming Tuesday, Feb 20th, 2007 (TOMORROW)
, a critical event is taking place in downtown Manhattan to discuss architecture's impact on climate change:The 2010 Imperative Global Emergency Teach-In
is a free
interactive web-cast broadcast live from New York, reaching more than 500,000 students, faculty, deans and practicing professionals in the architecture, planning and design communities in both North and South America. All design schools, professional design firms and governmental entities (planning departments, city officials, etc.) are being asked to substitute the Teach-in for classes/work on February 20th, 2007, from Noon to 3:30pm EST. Many schools and offices are even planning day-long activities around the event...
Anyone who is in New York can try to get tickets to see the event live in downtown Manhattan.
And for Columbia students, I have personally organized an event up at Columbia's GSAPP to tune into the webcast and hold a student/faculty panel to discuss the issue of global warming and the built environment. Susan Szenasy
, the Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis magazine
, has graciously agreed to rush up from the Webcast dowtown to participate in our panel discussion with Reinhold Martin
, Laura Kurgan
, GSAPPKate Orff
, GSAPPDavidson Norris
Chris Small, Columbia's Earth Institute
+ 2010 ImperativeAre you being trained for the world you will inherit?