The 2012 Symposium will focus on the “cardiovascular system” of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—providers of core operational supply (transportation systems, energy and water supply, communications, built environment)—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment. The discussion will address the extent of their influence on lifestyle and the overall dynamics of the city, as well as their management and opportunities for advancement.
We invite active individuals of all disciplinary backgrounds who strive for innovation and change toward more efficient, cleaner and healthier environment. We invite businessmen who promote the balance of outstanding service, innovation, human and environmental well-being. This discussion is a critical discourse about inefficiencies in performance, new design opportunities for local and global infrastructures, and the implementation of best approach. Join us to learn, discuss and invest in work that leads to a healthy future.
When & Where
TBD at Woodbury University
TBD is an organization consisting of students and professionals of various disciplines, and welcoming even the youngest generation, with a passion to explore new transdisciplinary ways of design synthesis to identify missed opportunities in existing infrastructure and solve for current and projected problems in the urbanscape. Design focuses on optimizing the regional quality of infrastructural performance and reducing or eliminating negative impacts on regional ecosystems and biosystems. In tandem with creative engineering for innovative design solutions, the group explores the influence of current built environment aesthetics on regional quality of life.