Geek Out Sustainably on Earth Day!


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The Harvard Graduate School of Design is having a conference in from April 21st to the 23rd to coincide with Earth Day. The event will look at sustainability challenges and multi-disciplinary approaches. The Zofnass Model will be announced which is a new way to measure and assess sustainable infrastructure. The conference will deal with topics of resource allocation, climate change, and quality of life. Also discussed will be issues concerning energy, water, waste, transportation, land, and information. You will hear from experts giving their theories on sustainability in regards to the triple bottom line, communication, marketing, branding, and more. The conference will identify many challenges of sustainability, including the need for infrastructure rehabilitation in developed countries. Government officials from major U.S. and international cities, will address the specific challenges of sustainability for infrastructure projects of varying types. Analysis of existing strategies and case studies on sustainable cities will enable the audience to ask: How can planning, design, construction, finance, and operation of infrastructure contribute to a more sustainable future?

There's a diverse lineup of speakers and sessions so be sure to have a look at the program. The event will take place in Piper Auditorium, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design located at 48 Quincy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For a full list of speakers and the chance to register, visit www.gsd.harvard.edu.

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