Public awareness of climate change and environmental degradation is set amidst a host of other pressing concerns that include national security, volatile energy prices and over-taxed infrastructures.
The third event in the 2006 Urban Sustainability Forum will address these issues as they relate to:
Building an Environmental Ethic
Featuring: Ray Cole, Professor of Architecture, UBC
Monday, April 10, 2006, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Central Library Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave, Downtown Seattle
Free event; no registration required
About the Event
Guest speaker Ray Cole will share his findings on: (1) the matching of technological and cultural advances and subsequent user expectation and acceptance of innovative environmental systems, (2) the role of buildings in nurturing an environmental ethic, and (3) the ways that building environmental assessment methods are transforming the culture of building practice.
About the Speaker
Cole has been teaching environmental issues in building design at the UBC School of Architecture for the past 28 years. Cole heads the Environmental Research Group at UBC, which is the focus of environmentally related research within the School of Architecture. He was co-founder of the Green Building Challenge—an international collaborative effort to benchmark progress in green building performance and environmental assessment—and has served on numerous national and international committees related to buildings and the environment.
In 2001 Cole was selected as the North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor for “sustained commitment to building environmental research and teaching.” In 2003 he received the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award. He was recently elected as a UBC Distinguished Professor and is a Director of the Canadian Green Building Council.
Affiliations & Sponsorships
This event is sponsored by the City of Seattle, the Seattle Public Library, BetterBricks, the Cascadia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and ULI Seattle.
About the Urban Sustainability Forum
This event is part of the 2006 Urban Sustainability Forum, a series of energizing public dialogues on transforming Seattle into a 21st century city that is climate-neutral, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented, community-focused and sustainably designed.
Featuring nationally and internationally recognized leaders in sustainable community development, the Urban Sustainability Forum provides an opportunity for Seattle business leaders and citizens to discuss urban sustainability issues and create a shared vision for the future. The forum is sponsored by City of Seattle, BetterBricks, ULI Seattle, Cascadia Chapter USGBC.