De Lange Conference -Transforming the Metropolis: Creating Sustainable and Humane Cities - Houston, TX
On March 2-4 2009, Rice University in Houston, Texas will host an interdisciplinary conference entitled "Transforming the Metropolis: Creating Sustainable and Humane Cities". For those of us involved in sustainability efforts on our campuses, this conference offers the opportunity to learn from a number of the top thinkers and doers in the sustainability arena.
- Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface, Inc.
- Peter Calthorpe, leading New Urbanist master planner
- Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx and 2005 MacArthur Fellow
- William Rees, originator of the ecological footprint concept
- Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity
- Ken Yeang, designer of low-energy bio-climatic skyscrapers
...and many, many more
For a full speakers list, see http://delange.rice.edu/VII/speakers.cfm
Registration for this inexpensive conference is now open:
This conference will appeal to a broad audience and will address such topics as future energy and water supplies, sustainable architecture and master planning, technology and the transforming metropolis, globalization, and the role of faith communities in building better cities. The lessons you take from this conference may also help you to build more sustainable college campuses.