Book Launch and Conference: Planning Sustainable Cities

November 3-4, 2016

The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University has published a book on how Envision can be used to make better-informed decisions at the urban scale.

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“The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure is pleased to host the Planning Sustainable Cities Conference at Harvard GSD on NOV 3-4, 2016. The conference aims to present an infrastructure-based approach to city planning, an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. This conference will serve as the launch of the latest Zofnass Program publication ‘Planning Sustainable Cities. An Infrastructure-based Approach,’ directed and edited by Prof. Spiro Pollalis.

Infrastructure is understood as a series of systems that function in synergy, directly linked to urban planning. The conference aims to decode in different sessions the key infrastructure systems of Energy, Landscape, Transportation, Waste, Water, Information and Food, to explore their synergies through land use planning, engineering, economics and policy. The conference sessions are modeled according to the key infrastructure systems delineated in the Planning Sustainable Cities book.

This event will convene city planners, leaders in infrastructure development, designers, engineers, experts, academics, and public officials to share perspectives on sustainable city planning as well as to discuss the proposed infrastructure-based planning approach for sustainable cities.”


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