The National Building Museum is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Grounding the Green New Deal Summit-- an initiative of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in association with the Weitzman School of Design McHarg Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Addressing the climate crisis will require an unprecedented scale, scope, and pace of physical landscape transformation. There is an essential role for the built environment disciplines to play in reimagining this future and translating the goals of decarbonization, jobs, and justice into on-the-ground practices and built works. Through panel discussions with leading changemakers, this summit examines the intersection of policy, design, and advocacy to identify ways to accelerate individual and collective actions to effect change.
The summit builds from the Green New Deal Superstudio, a year-long open call that attracted the participation of more than 3,000 students and practitioners in the built environment disciplines. Some 670 design and planning projects were submitted to give form to the goals of the movement-led vision, and a select set will be on display during the event.
The summit is being presented as part of the National Building Museum’s Climate Action Weekend and its Climate ABC series’ programming. The Musuem is presenting a family and community event the following day on April 10 - Planet Curious - A World of Climate Curiosity - that is open to the public, free of charge.
Click the Learn More button for a schedule of events and to purchase tickets (you will be directed to the summit’s official and secure site).
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