Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of UDC’s College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), will discuss the frontiers of integrated urban planning, agriculture, sustainability and resilience. Dr. O’Hara will present several projects initiated by CAUSES that are redefining the profession’s approach to urban design; and explore how DC and other cities can work cooperatively with nature to promote beauty, health, social empowerment, and economic resilience while respecting the urban context. One key focus of these projects is food and its power to reconnect us with nature and to make cities greener, healthier, and more resilient. Presented by: Dr. Sabine O'HaraSponsored by: Biophilic DCOrganized by: COTEdcAfter attending this course, participants will be able to:1. Identify strategies for creating regenerative cycles of water, energy, and waste to promote physical, spiritual and economic health and resilience;2. Describe the concept of the urban food desert and how strategies for mitigating food deserts can co-create cycles of water, energy and waste recovery;3. Cite projects throughout the DC area and the world, which are demonstrating the effectiveness of these strategies; and4. Articulate the potential impact of these strategies and precedents on the design professions, our communities and our societies.Credits: 1.5 HSW|LUsPrice:$10 for students & Assoc. AIA members$15 for AIA & DAC members$35 for non-membersRegistration required.Please note: You must attend the entire session to receive continuing education credit.
Monday, November 7, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
District Architecture Center421 7th Street NWWashington, District of Columbia 20004202.347.9403
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