Net Zero Neighborhoods For NYC
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
Conclusive strategies have emerged from interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development challenges + opportunities across urban sectors. Through a comparative framework of global best practices, this discussion will give context to these integrated strategies, highlighting applied research solutions that may be universal, or in some cases place-specific, while envisioning outcomes + identifying pathways to a prototypical Net-Zero carbon district in a 2050 New York City.
While supporting existing local + global policy benchmarks + aligning with globally accepted emissions inventory frameworks, Net Zero Neighborhoods provides a platform for innovative thought leadership, knowledge sharing + advocacy towards progressive solutions for achieving a sustainable city. The discussion will identify the need to bridge the broad scope of city-scale sustainability frameworks + the more narrow-scale of building-specific metrics with a set of integrated built environment connections that translate through low carbon planning tools + methods for the dense urban district. Implications for both policy and practice across disciplines, as well as the potential of these best practices to impact + enhance the quality of everyday urban life in the future, will be considered.
Sponsors: AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee; AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE); + the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Green Building, 452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
RSVP: AIANY. This is a free event, but you must register. 1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW. As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.