Big and Super-Green: From Buildings to Cityscapes
The 2010 Architectural Record/GreenSource Innovation Conference will focus on technical developments and strategies, from large-scale super-green buildings on up to the super-green cities that support them.
Most Americans think of crowded cites as ecological nightmares, as wastelands of concrete and garbage, and diesel fumes and traffic jams. But life in the suburbs and rural areas are not the green panacea many people think they are. Keynote speaker David Owen will show us why the residents of compact urban centers individually consume less oil, electricity and water, discard less trash and most importantly, spend less time in cars than other Americans. And, he’ll explore the reasons that Manhattan may be the most ecologically friendly city in the country.