The Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture, an international conference series initiated in 1992, is devoted to discussing contemporary issues in the fields of architecture, urban planning and design. And since green design is one of the most important issues in contemporary architecture, the last conference (25-27 of January, 2009) was on the subject of Green Design: from Theory to Practice.
The conference was chaired by Dr. Ken Yeang, one of the world’s leading architects in environmental design. In his theme statement for the conference he wrote that:
“The need to save our environment for future generations is one of the greatest challenges that humankind must address today; this task is fuelled by the growing realization that if we maintain our current rate of growth, consumption and way of life, this may be our last millennium on Earth. The singularly most compelling question for any designer is: how do we design for a sustainable future?”
Distinguished panelists at the conference came from all over the world and included Stefan Behnisch, Elma Durmisevic, Thomas Herzog, David Lloyd Jones, Nadav Malin, Simos Yannas, Michael McDonough, Bert Gregory, Khee Poh Lam, Steven J. Strong, and Michael Pawlyn.
Watch the video below to hear Dr. Ken Yeang speak and learn a little more about the conference:
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