Session 6A: Urban vs. Suburban

31 October 2017
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Urbanized areas are generally considered to be more sustainable than their suburban counterparts; however, much of the gains in efficiency are related to a concentration of infrastructure services. This session will consider how to approach urbanization from this context, examining the benefits of urban environments, the possibility of net-zero carbon skyscrapers, and designing for families in the vertical realm.

Chair: Natasha Morris
Senior Associate, CollinsWoerman, Seattle
Peng Du
China Office Director, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Philadelphia
Lester Partridge
Director, LCI Consultants, Sydney
David Pontarini
Founding Principal, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto

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