The Climate Conundrum: Change by Design?

Fri, Apr 09, 2021 - 10:30 AM — Fri, Apr 09, 2021 - 12:30 PM
Admission Fee
Online Private Event
Event Address
Online private event.
Phone Number
(212) 650-7799
Event Details

President Vince Boudreau and The Foundation for City College cordially invite all Society of 1847 Members to the online lecture

The Climate Conundrum: Change by Design?

Presented by

Hillary Brown
Professor of Architecture
at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Director, Sustainability in the Urban Environment, Master of Science Program at The City College of New York

About The Society of 1847

The Society of 1847 was established to thank our City College alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have chosen to establish planned gifts with the College. We recognize that legacy gifts are a vital way to ensure the College’s future and we are grateful for this support. Future generations of students, faculty and staff will benefit from this generosity and dedication to CCNY.

About Hillary Brown

Hillary Brown, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is Professor of Architecture at the City College of New York, CUNY. Currently, she directs CCNY’s interdisciplinary Master of Science Program, Sustainability in the Urban Environment, developed by the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, and the Division of Science. Hillary recently served two terms as a member of the National Academies’ National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE). She is a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute and a Senior Advisor to the Ecologic Institute, U.S., as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the CUNY Institute of Urban Systems. A graduate of Yale University School of Architecture, she was a 2000 Loeb Fellow in in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Robert Bosch Public Policy Fellow in 2001 at the American Academy in Berlin. For her leadership in sustainable buildings and infrastructure, Hillary was elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2019.

Hillary’s two recent books, Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works (Island Press 2014) and Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies (MIT Press 2017) describe alternative, integrated approaches to urban infrastructure planning that demonstrate the crosscutting benefits of multipurpose, low-carbon, resilient urban services, better aligned with natural and social systems. She is an author and co-author of multiple book chapters and journal articles.

A former design director and Assistant Commissioner at New York City’s Department of Design and Construction, Hillary founded NYC’s Office of Sustainable Design in 1996. She conceived and co-authored both the City of New York’s High Performance Building Guidelines (1999) and its High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines (2005).

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