Thursday, June 8, 2017
National AIA President, 2018
Design Impact Matters – Architects Shape Lives
2017 presents a changing landscape, as concerns over environmental decline, increasing atmospheric carbon, and competition for resources mount. At the same time, creative and courageous people are forging new pathways full of promise and hope. More and more research demonstrates the impact which the built environment has on many of the most daunting challenges, and also, how important transforming the built environment is in resolving them.
In 2015 and 2016, more than 200 nations including the Unites States came together to address these issues head on. In December 2015, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted, mapping out strategies to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In May 2016, Habitat III, conducted in Quito, Ecuador, adopted the New Urban Agenda which embraces the importance of urbanization in meeting human needs and correcting unintended consequences.
To achieve Paris Agreement targets and advance the New Urban Agenda, architects are called to retool how buildings are designed, constructed, and operated and to shape better lives for the clients and communities we serve: everything; everywhere; everyone.
Architects shape lives. By accepting the mandates of the Paris Agreement and New Urban Agenda, architecture’s relevance, value, and prosperity are secured for a generation or more. How will architects respond?
Location: Mountain Lakes Club 18 Lake Drive, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
6-7 Networking/Cash Bar
AIA Newark & Suburban Members (Regular, Associate and Allied) FREE: register HERE
Students, $25 when attending with a member register HERE
All Others: $50. You will be contacted for payment after you register HERE