ACCELERATING THE SDGs IN CITIES: URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS

A UN Habitat – World Urban Campaign initiative at Columbia University, New York

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER  13, 2019

School of International and Public Affairs

 

WELCOME + UTC OBJECTIVES

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Anna Rubbo and Elliott Sclar, CSUD, Earth Institute

Local Project Challenge Launch

Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary General 

                       

TALK 1

FRAMING THE CHALLENGE OF THE SDGs IN CITIES

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Alex Hiniker, Program Director, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, Framing the Challenge of SDGs in Cities

Respondent: Jacqueline Klopp, CSUD, Earth Institute

 

PANEL 1

ACCELERATING THE SDGs IN CITIES: URBAN PROFESSIONS AND GOVERNANCE

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Moderator: Lance Jay Brown, Perkins Eastman and the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, Introduction: Panel 1. Urban Professions and Governance

Don Weinreich, FAIA, LEED AP Management Partner Ennead Architects, Case Study: Ennead Lab and the Socratic Practice

Hayes Slade, Principal, Slade Architecture & President, AIA NY, Accelerating the SDGs in Cities

Tom Kennedy, Principal, Arup, Accelerating the SDGs in Cities: Urban Professions and Governance

Tom Wright, President and CEO, Regional Plan Association, Accelerating the SDG’s in the New York Metropolitan Region

 

 

BREAKOUT : INNOVATING WITH PURPOSE

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Organizers: Amanda Abrom, SIPA student , William Chan, Cox Architecture, Kratma Saini, Asia Initiatives + Candy Chang, James Reeves, James Francisco, William Chan, Sreoshy Banerjea, Florencia Librizzi, Bruno Ragi, Alexandria Villasenor, Christian Gaeth, Annesha Chowdhury, Spencer Harbo, Leonel Ponce, Sonal Beri.

 

PANEL 2

ACCELERATING THE SDGs IN CITIES THROUGH EDUCATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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Moderator: Anna Rubbo, CSUD, Earth Institute

Harriet Harris, Dean of Architecture, Pratt University, Accelerating SDGs in Cities through De-colonizing Architecture’s Curriculum

Kaja Kuhl, Associate Professor, Urban Design, GSAPP, and Founder, youarethecity Ideas for Action: Ask Questions, Unpack Systems, Make Solutions Visible.

Sam Loni, Global Coordinator , SDSN Youth, Local Pathways Fellowship: The Why, the What, the How.

Shawn Connell, GrowNYC Teaching Garden, Accelerating the SDGs at GrowNYC’s Teaching Garden

 

 

PANEL 3

ACCELERATING THE SDGs IN CITIES: TECH, BIG DATA, SOCIAL JUSTICE and EQUITY

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Moderator: Geeta Mehta, Asia Initiatives and Adjunct Professor, GSAPP

Jose Miguel Armijo, Perkins Eastman, Perkins Eastman Data Unit

Art Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth Institute, Disaster Resilient Caracas: Urban Planning Student Studio

 

WRAP-UP

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Critical Review of Morning + Ideas for Action

Jacqueline Klopp, CSUD, Earth Institute

Critical Review of Afternoon + Ideas for Action

Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director, New York City Public Design Commission

 

 

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  14, 2019

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

 

TALK 2

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BUILDING SDGs INTO A LOCAL HOUSING STRATEGY

Mark Willis, Furman Centre, NYU Affordability Challenges and the SDGs

Respondent: Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission

           

PANEL 4

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THE SDGs AND AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE HOUSING

Moderator : Theodore Liebman, Perkins Eastman and the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, Introduction: Panel 4. Housing

Lauren Zullo, Jonathon Rose Companies, Building & Preserving Green Affordable Housing

Ramin Jahromi, Director, Cox Architecture, The SDGs & Affordable, Sustainable & Inclusive Housing

Stephen Forneris, Principal and Board Director at Perkins Eastman, Popular and a little bit more Housing

 

PANEL 5

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ARE SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORKS COMPETING FOR YOUR ATTENTION?

Moderator: Anna Rubbo, CSUD Earth Institute

Amy Leitch, MEM LEED AP BD+C Senior Consultant, Integrated Planning, Arup, Are Sustainability Frameworks Competing for Your Attention?

Oliver Schaper, Design Principal and Northeast Regional Leader, Gensler, Shaping the Future of Cities

Stephen Zacks, Journalist

 

TALK 3

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WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES TO REALIZING THE SDGS IN US CITIES? 

Alainna Lynch, Senior Research Manager, SDSN, What are the Challenges to Realizing the SDGs in US Cities?

Respondent: Elliott Sclar, CSUD, Earth Institute

 

WRAP UP

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Critical Review of day +  Ideas for Action

Roberta Gratz, Journalist and Urban Critic