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The Future of Cities: Urban Regeneration in a Time of Crisis

September 15, 2020
9:00 AM  – 10:30 AM

New York Institute of Technology and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York have partnered to host a virtual event addressing The Future of Cities: Urban Regeneration in a Time of Crisis.

New York City Chief Sustainability Officer Mark Chambers will open the program, followed by a panel of urban planners, architects and other experts who will shed light on the critical role that urban regeneration and resilience will play to address the global climate crisis. Discussion points will include:

  • Strategies architects and builders should adopt to ensure buildings are no longer leading polluters of urban areas.
  • Examples of how urban planners, architects, and others are working in the urban regeneration space to tackle the climate burden posed by cities.
  • The role of innovation in ensuring cities are a victorious battleground in the fight against climate change.
  • Sustainable solutions cities like New York have deployed to mitigate the effects of a warming planet.
  • Key actions cities can take to ensure a healthy, resilient urban environment, while preserving existing buildings.

Opening Remarks

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Maria R. Perbellini, Dean, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology

  • Matthias Altwicker, Principal, Studio A+H and Associate Professor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology
  • Ehsan Kamel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Energy and Green Technologies Laboratory, New York Institute of Technology
  • Suzanne Musho, Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Management, New York Institute of Technology
  • Dan Stubbergaard, Founder, Architect MAA, Cobe
  • Mirella A. Vitale, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communication and Public Affairs, ROCKWOOL Group
Read the Future of Cities Interview with Mirella A. Vitale Read the Future of Cities Interview with Cobe's Mads Birgen

Closing Remarks

  • Berit Basse, Ambassador, Consul General of Denmark In New York

Event Slides

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