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International Summit spotlight: Urban design for health

October 10, 2017
Nicolette Mueller
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Feature image: Rendering by Sasaki, courtesy of Inmobiliaria Las Salinas.

The International Summit at Greenbuild kicks off the world’s biggest conference on green building with new research and new ideas. Bold experiments in driving sustainability are revealed, and the teams behind exemplary new projects share their stories.

In Boston this year, International Summit attendees will have a chance to hear directly from a project team from Chile that is dedicated to sustainably strengthening the fabric of their city. Inmobiliaria Las Salinas is seeking to certify to LEED for Neighborhood Development standards under LEED v4—a first for their country and community.

Join us on November 7 for the summit breakout Las Salinas Neighborhood: Urban Design for a Healthier City and learn how the project sought to transform the community by addressing whole-city and ecosystem health in the design stage and integrating communities, businesses and activist groups around common purpose and meaning.

The methodology that informed the urban design process for building a new neighborhood in a former brownfield site challenged tradition by building relationships with the environment and being open to permanent evolution. Learn how to apply this methodology to your own projects and how this approach can be carried through to certification achievement.

Professionals in building, infrastructure, design, manufacturing, policy and finance are creating a more sustainable world within their fields and beyond, and rating systems like LEED are helping to advance their work. Join USGBC and Inmobilaria Las Salinas for this vital conversation.

International Summit: Local Leaders, Global Gain: Pursuing Sustainability at Every Level

Tues., November 7, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

The one-day summit convenes multi-disciplinary leaders for dialogue, knowledge sharing and problem solving to address issues related to sustainable development and collaboration on a global scale. Scot Horst and John Mandyck will present the opening plenary before an array of breakout sessions.

Register for Greenbuild Boston

U.S. Green Building Council - Long Island Chapter
150 Motor Parkway - Suite LL80
Hauppauge, NY 11788
info@usgbc-li.org