Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012

The Ailing Heart of the Urbanscape: Its Causes and Cures

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    2012 Advisory Board

    By AS Symposium
    Sep 14, '12 5:27 PM EST

    'The Ailing Heart of the Urbanscape: Its Causes and Cures’ is the theme of the 2012 symposium hosted and organized by Woodbury students. With the October 6th date quickly approaching, students and advisors are adding all the finishing touches.

    The enthusiasm of students and success of last year’s event has inspired many to participate in the development of the organization and symposium. Members of the Woodbury family were inspired by the thoughtfulness and care students have shown towards our future and environment. Therefore, many members offered to advise and support the Advancing Sustainably (AS) team.
    The Advisory Board consists of Woodbury faculty, alumni, and accomplished professionals working in the field. Each member of the board has an impressive academic and/or professional background with special interests in progressing sustainability movements in business, design, and lifestyle.

    List of Advisory Board Members:

    Vic Liptak – Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Woodbury University
    David Rosen – President, Kendall College of Art and Design
    Christian Grun – MBA, Woodbury University Alum
    Mimi Zeiger – Directory of Communications, Woodbury School of Architecture
    Marc Rapisardi – S3 Builders, Founder
    Philippe Paré – Design Director / Senior Associate, Gensler
    Kenneth Jones – Vice President for Finance & Administration, Woodbury University
    Linda Taalman – Director, Taalman Koch Architecture
    Heather Fishman – Associate Director of Alumni & Events, Woodbury University
    Nate Page – Adjunct Professor, Woodbury University
    Andre B. Van Niekerk – Dean of School of Business, Woodbury University
    Annie Chu – Associate Professor, Woodbury University


    Biographies are available on

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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.

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