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Thu 08.27.2009

HYBRID: Architecture and Planning Strategies for Renewable Cities

CES LUs 1.5; HSW 1.5; SD 1.5

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

Where: At The Center   

The most densely populated area in the west of the Netherlands lies beneath sea level. Rising sea levels and increasing rainfall necessitate creative responses to climate change. Designing and transforming with water is crucial for the preservation of the Dutch landscape on all levels; from creating more room for rivers to detailing the drainage in the streets.

With the expected systemic changes in energy and food supply, adaptation is not merely a water issue but more than that. Climate mitigation and adaptation issues are intertwined and need to be thought of in connection to each other.

Duzan Doepel will address some of the challenges of sustainable urban and architectural design with respect to climate change in Holland. He believes that renewable cities and regions should be able to generate more energy than they consume and be self sufficient in the production of food. Closing energy, water and waste cycles on the building and district scale is a strategy DSA is exploring to achieve this. This approach generates HYBRID forms of architecture and urban clusters. He will illustrate how contemporary Dutch designers are thinking about these issues using examples from DSA, West 8, deUrbanisten, VenhoevenCS and MVRDV.

Organized by: AIA NY Global Dialogues Committee

CES LUs 1.5; HSW 1.5; SD 1.5

Free for members; $10 for non-members



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