Climate ABC: Urban Sequoia
June 28, 2022
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Learn about Urban Sequoia, an innovative concept that asks what if buildings could act like trees—capturing carbon, purifying the air, and regenerating the environment? Taking inspiration from natural processes and ecosystems, Urban Sequoia envisions “forests” of buildings that create a new carbon-removal economy and a resilient future for cities. Yasemin Kologlu, design director, SOM; Christopher Neidl, co-founder, OpenAir; and Wil V. Srubar III, PhD, associate professor, University of Colorado Boulder, founder and managing director, Aureus Earth, discuss this concept and the central proposition that the built environment can become a solution to climate change—radically rethinking how buildings and cities are designed and constructed to absorb carbon. The program is moderated by Chris Cooper, FAIA, LEED AP, design director, SOM.
This program is presented as part of the Museum’s Climate ABC series. Climate ABC (Action/Building/Community) focuses on three essential aspects to addressing climate change: Actions by individuals, businesses, non-profits, policy makers, and civic entities; Building — examples of both physical structures and landscapes, as well as coalitions of stakeholders; and Communities at every scale that are working to slow climate change.
This program will be presented live via Zoom. Once you complete your ticket purchase, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing the link to attend the webinar.