October 5, 2023 | WEBINAR: Beyond the Building: Increasing resilience and reducing emissions in the exterior built environment

Beyond buildings: streets, infrastructure, open spaces and natural systems represent more than 50% of a city’s space. Yet they are often overlooked and considered “in-between” spaces. These places hold vast opportunities for climate and community resilience, emissions reductions, and active biogenic carbon sequestration. Planning and urban design, infrastructure, and landscape architecture hold critical levers improving the mitigation performance of these spaces while unlocking critical co-benefits such as protecting from an increase of flood, heat and air pollution while conserving water and supporting biodiversity, community health, and well-being.

Moderator: Vincent Martinez, Architecture 2030
Presenter: Pamela Conrad, Climate Positive Design; Chris Hardy, Sasaki
Date and time
: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
Zoom registration: Direct Link

Moderated by Vincent Martinez, Architecture 2030 President and COO, this session provides an opportunity to learn about the resources for cross-sector collaboration to amplify positive impacts globally. Pamela Conrad, Founder of Climate Positive Design, and Chris Hardy, Senior Associate at Sasaki, will demonstrate the use of design strategies and tools that measure and analyze data that infrastructure disciplines can employ.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand biogenic carbon sequestration and its potential in the exterior built environment
  • Discuss how infrastructure can improve the mitigation performance while offering multiple co-benefits
  • Review industry examples of design strategies and tools that measure and analyze data that can be embodied by infrastructure disciplines