Northeastern City Design and Sustainability Symposium

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Ballroom, Curry Student Center, 2nd Floor

What will our cities look like in the future? How will they work? Who will live in them? Who will pay for them?

The complex cultural ecology of the urban realm is rapidly changing. Today’s economic and environmental paradigms are integrating with emerging technologies to produce new modes of urban intervention. Diverse approaches to urban resiliency are being explored as new strategies for urban infrastructure, development, and financing inspire prototypes for a wealth of new concepts and urban management tools.

How does design thinking help us prepare for this future?  Join experts from arts, media, design, policy, governance, science and industry to examine contemporary themes in city design, making and management.


Keynote Speaker: Gerdo Aquino | SWA



Panels and Schedule

Meet and Greet, 9:00am to 10:00am

Introduction, 10:00am
Dean Xavier Costa
Professor Jane Amidon

Keynote, 10:15am
Gerdo Aquino, SWA

Science of Design, 11:00am
Jane Amidon, Professor and Director, Urban Landscapes, Northeastern
Nigel Jacob, co-founder of New Urban Mechanics
Nathalie Beauvais, Int’l Assoc. AIA , AICP, LEED AP, Kleinfelder
Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern

Break, 12:15pm

Policy of Design, 2:00pm
Brian Helmuth, Professor and Director, Marine Science Center, Northeastern
Joan Fitzgerald, Interim Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern

Business of Design, 3:15pm
George Thrush, Professor and Director, School of Architecture, Northeastern
Ronald Druker, President, the Druker Company
James P. Doolin, Acting Chief Development Officer, Massachusetts Port Authority
Daniel Adams, Landing Studio; Assistant Professor in the Urban Landscape, Northeastern
Paul McMorrow, Commonwealth Magazine

Reception to Follow

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ballroom, Curry Student Center, 2nd Floor

FREE ~ Registration Suggested

Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts
and the College of Arts, Media and Design