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Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
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Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Planning the Green New Deal

Design and Planning often wax poetic about collectively transforming the future, but realizations are harder to come by. How can activism, policy and design work together to bring about the societal transformations needed to ensure a just and habitable future?

Planning the Green New Deal is a student-organized conference at the Harvard Graduate School School of Design that will focus on how to bring about these necessary transformations in the form of a Green New Deal. The Conference will feature a lecture by Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE, and panel discussion with leading activists, academics, and practitioners. Additionally, there will be and multiple workshops, group tables, and a book signing for A Planet to Win with co-author Alyssa Battistoni.

Program:

9:15
Welcome, Announcements, Acknowledgements
ORCA

9:30
Opening
James Fernandes, (Mattakeeset Tribe Environment Manager)

10:00
Plenary
Elizabeth Yeampierre, (Executive Director, UPROSE)

11:30
Beyond Nationalism: International Lessons, Implications, and Tensions for a Green New Deal
Lenio Myrivilli (Former Deputy Mayor of Athens for Urban Nature, Resilience, and Climate Change)
Suraj Yengde (Author, Caste Matters)
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard)

2:00
Green New Designs: Myths and Opportunities in Planning and Architecture
El Hadi Jazairy (Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan)
Elisa Iturbe (Critic, Yale School of Architecture)
Karen Abrams, (Program Officer, Equitable Development, Heinz Endowments)
Billy Fleming (Director, The McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania)
Moderator: Abby Spinak (Lecturer in Urban Planning, Harvard)

3:45
Frameworks Mean Factions: Disparate Voices at the Heart of Climate Action
Erik Loomis (Associate Professor, URI, Author, History of America in Ten Strikes)
Kannan Thiruvengadam (Director, Eastie Farm)
Rebecca Miller (DSA)
Moderator: Alyssa Battistoni (Co-Author, A Planet to Win)

5:30
Closing Remarks

6:00
Reception

List of Tabling Participants:
Harvard Divest
Harvard Grad Student Union
DSA
BSLA
ASLA Adapt
The Trouble Magazine
Harvard for Bernie

This Conference is Co-Hosted by:
Womxn In Design
Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Data for Progress
Harvard Urban Planning Organizaion
Healthy Places GSD
Harvard Forward

If you are interested in volunteering to help staff this event, please sign up and let us know your availability here

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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