SUBTROPICAL CITIES 2011: Subtropical Urbanism Beyond Climate Change
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(openPR) - SUBTROPICAL CITIES 2011: Subtropical Urbanism Beyond Climate Change is an international conference co-hosted by Florida Atlantic University and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. The biennial collaborative event comes to the United States for the first time as experts in various disciplines and academia convene at FAU’s downtown campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida March 8-11, 2011. |
The conference will discuss the future of subtropical cities around the world as experts exchange world-changing ideas and advancements, along with best practices, to support responsible growth and environmentally sustainable subtropical design. Key themes include: subtropical cities in the urban age, sustainable practices and decision making for resilient cities and adaptation to climate
The illustrious keynotes speakers will be:
Dr. Kenneth Yeang, Principal, Llewelyn Davies Yeang, Kuala Lumpur. Yeang is an architect-planner, and one of the leading eco-designers, theoreticians, and thinkers in the field of green design. He is internationally renowned as the "father" of the sustainable bioclimatic building.
John Todd, PhD, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
Dr. Todd is one of the pioneers in the emerging field of ecological design and engineering and the founder and senior partner of John Todd Ecological Design.
Bruno Stagno, Principal, Bruno Stagno Arquitecto y Asociados, Costa Rica. Stagno is the founder and director of the Institute for Tropical Architecture, which combines concepts of tropical architecture with those of international contemporary architecture.
Peter Richards, Director, Deicke Richards. Peter Richards is a registered architect with a Masters degree in urban design. He is recognized for his design, visualization and implementation skills on projects at all scales and complexities.
Guy Nordenson, Principal, Guy Nordenson & Associates, New York. Nordenson is a professor of structural engineering and architecture at Princeton University and a faculty associate of the University Center for Human Values.
Andres Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Miami. Duany is a founding principle at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment.
A sampling of presentation papers include:
• Alternative Energy Solutions for Subtropical Cities
• Improve The Best of Green High-Rises and New Urbanism…The A-Z Paradigm
• Multidisciplinary Modeling of Coupled Mangrove and Urban Ecosystems
• Planning Sustainable Cities in Africa
• Re-Conceptualizing Cities in the Era of Climate Change
• Urban Float: Flexible Form in Coastal Communities
The Subtropical Cities Fort Lauderdale Centennial Legacy Project. Three free events are scheduled and open to the public on Friday, March 11 at FAU’s downtown campus.
- 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon International and local experts will discuss the future of Fort Lauderdale as it celebrates the City’s first 100 years as it looks forward to the next 100 during an informative an fun "think-tank" activity.
- 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Dr Ken Yeang the "FAU John De Grove Visiting Eminent Scholar" will present his keynote address.
- 6.00 .p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Reception hosted by FAU College for Design and Social Inquiry.
Visit www.subtropicalcities2011.com to register or find additional information on keynote speakers, session topics, sponsorship opportunities and social events.
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