Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Keynote Address: Alex Steffen, Audacious Vision

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Alex Steffen is a Planetary Futurist. He believes growing cities are the key to responding to our climate emergency and that in order to build a beautiful future we have to be able to imagine a beautiful future.

This keynote will lay out Alex’s audacious vision for the future of green cities. Alex has been on the forefront of climate thinking for more than 25 years. An engaging speaker and a prolific writer, Alex has written thousands of pieces, been profiled in numerous media interviews and given hundreds of talks to audiences around the world. Over the last ten years he has also advised some of the world’s most forward-looking institutions, investors, philanthropists and NGOs. He’s spoken at the United Nations, YIMBYtown, performed celebrated TED talks, and in 2010 initiated Seattle’s Climate Action Plan in a two-night series of talks at Town Hall.

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Sep
12
10:10 AM10:10

Breakout 1

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Sep
12
11:20 AM11:20

A Tale of Two DADUs/Wood Reuse, Carbon Benefits of Reused Wood

Speakers: Sean Conta, Alex Erden, Terrance Darby

The hands-on builders of these projects will share the challenges and benefits of working with reclaimed wood and touch on the ultra low carbon impact of the projects. They will also discuss how the homes are being used to add tasteful density in two growing cities, share homeowner perspectives, and many photos and videos from the projects.

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Sep
12
11:20 AM11:20

Breakout 2

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Sep
12
1:45 PM13:45

Breakout 3

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