Post-Oil City: Mobility and Energy Workshop
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC CAUSES)
Friday, January 31, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The City of the Future: Mobility and Energy Workshop
The mobility panel will include Harriet Tregoning, Director, DC Office of Planning; Terry Bellamy, Director, District Department of Transportation; Fionnuala Quinn, Alta Planning + Design; and Dwane Jones, UDC CAUSES (moderator). The energy panel will feature Michael P. Kelly, Director, District Department of Housing and Community Development; Georg Maue, First Secretary Energy and Climate, German Embassy; Peter Voit, Transsolar GMBH Stuttgart/New York; and Dale Medearis, Senior Environmental Planner, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (moderator).
Can cities function without oil? What would such cities look like? The negative side effects of fossil fuel use are obvious and costly. Presented by the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Goethe-Institut Washington, the exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future” will present solutions for the post-oil city as envisioned by architects, planners, designers and engineers from 10 different countries. The exhibit, presented by IFA (The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany), will be hosted on UDC’s Van Ness campus from January 30 – March 1, 2014.
Over the past 50 years, city life has developed a great dependence on oil. Building construction, transportation, heating and cooling systems, solutions to meet water and food demands - high-density urban population centers run on oil. If cities were forced to function without oil, what means would they use to meet the needs of their residents? “Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future” explores this premise.
Embedded in the exhibit will be free workshops on topics shaping the post-oil city of the future: mobility, energy, functionality, water and food security. Each topic will be discussed by panelists representing federal government agencies, district agencies, the private and non-profit sector, and individual residents.
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