Please join the Yale Environmental Dialogue at the Yale School of the Environment for an online panel discussion on how to build the future sustainable city. What is the knowledge that we need to build the cities that we aspire to? What are the obstacles to doing so? This panel aims to address these key questions and facilitate an engaging conversation about integrating sustainability into urban design and planning efforts by featuring commentary from leaders in this arena.
Moderator: Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies
Jonathan F. P. Rose is an American urban planner, author, and developer of affordable, environmentally-responsible communities. He started Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary development, planning, and investment firm that creates real estate and planning models to address the challenges of the 21st century by focusing on creating more environmentally, socially, and economically resilient cities.
Alan Organschi, SeniorCritic, Yale School of Architecture; and Principal, Gray Organschi
Mr. Organschi is a member of the steering committee of the Cities and Climate Change Network, an international consortium of scientists, policy-makers, and design practitioners engaged in interdisciplinary research and the implementation of global projects in carbon mitigation and climate adaptation. He is a contributing author and editorial board member of the upcoming book Mitigating Climate Change: The Emerging Face of ModernCities. His ongoing research explores the use of new wood technologies in mid-rise, high-density housing and infrastructure.
Albert Ko, Department Chair andProfessor of Epidemiology and of Medicine; and Department Chair, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
Dr. Ko’s research centers on the health problems that have emerged as a consequence of rapid urbanization and social inequity. He coordinates a research and training program on urban slum health in Brazil. His research focuses on understanding the model for an infectious disease that has emerged in slum environments due to the interaction of climate, urban ecology and social marginalization.