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Design Shifting Trendlines

Mon, Jul 15, 2019    12:30pm

Design Shifting Trendlines

Over the next ten years, climate experts report that the increase of the average global temperature must be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Curbs of this scope will only be possible if reduction and mitigation strategies operate at their maximum capacities. This discussion will explore ways city governments and design practitioners collaborate to accelerate the spatial and social transformations needed to meet global climate limits.

Pippa Breshear, Planning Principal, SCAPE Studio
Jeremy Siegel, Associate, Bjarke Ingels Group
Peter Adams, Senior Policy Advisory for Infrastructure, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
moderated by Thaddeus Pawlowski, Managing Director, Center for Resilient Cities and Landscape, Columbia GSAPP

Jeremy Alain Siegel directed the BIG team in its winning proposal for the Rebuild by Design competition, and now leads urban design of the subsequent East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. He has been working with BIG since the establishment of the New York office in 2010, and has been involved in a wide range of masterplanning and conceptual design projects – including the Smithsonian Institution Masterplan in Washington D.C., Rose Rock International Financial Center in Tianjin, China, Chicago Southworks, and most recently Google’s master development and expansion plan in Mountain View, California. Jeremy brings a focus on issues of cities, landscape, and the complexities of large-scale building types, and has taught design as a Teaching Associate at Cornell University as well as at the Parsons School of Constructed Environments with Bjarke Ingels. He has lectured internationally on issues of resiliency, and currently co-teaches an urban design studio at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeremy has a B.A. in Architecture from Cornell University.

Thaddeus Pawlowski is the Managing Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes and also a Research Scholar and Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Design and Urban Planning. He has sought to integrate resilience and climate change adaptation into the long-term development patterns of cities through the design of projects, policies, and programs. Thaddeus planned for disasters at the New York City Office of Emergency Management, worked to reduce the likelihood and impact of disasters at the New York City Department of City Planning, and then helped New York City recover from Hurricane Sandy at the Office of the Mayor. He has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and was a 2015 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.

Free and open to the public.
Organized by the Urban Design program.