The Cooper Union - Urban Planet Event

The Cooper Union School of Architecture and the Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host URBAN PLANET: EMERGING ECOLOGIES, a one-night event featuring a unique series of lectures and discussions with internationally known thought leaders in development and design. Key speakers include: 
Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban-Think Tank and S.L.U.M. Lab, will bring a social investment perspective to these questions, 
Jean-Claude Bolay, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, will discuss the role of technology in the emerging global city and 
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE and Planetary ONE, will explore the move beyond standard notions of “sustainability” toward urban systems that actively benefit their environment.
Anthony Vidler
Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union
Ambassador Fran├žois Barras
Consul General of Switzerland in New York
Lydia Kallipoliti

(Conference Chair)
Carolina Barco
Project Manager Sustainable Cities, IADB (Inter American Development Bank)
Denise Hoffman Brandt Associate Professor, Director of Landscape Architecture
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York

Alex Felson Assistant Professor, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale School of Architecture; Director, Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory
Grahame Shane Professor Adjunct, the Cooper Union & Columbia UniversityDiscussion with all participants

Kevin Bone
Director | Cooper Union Institute of Sustainable Design
Professor of Architecture |The Cooper Union