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Designing the Green New Deal: A Survey of Ideas for Integrating Climate Action in the World

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The focus of this talk will be on recent proposals to create a “New Green Deal” as a way to address climate change by lowering our carbon emissions, and to provide a more secure and equitable future for Americans. Recently the design community has taken on these challenges to envision approaches and directions to pursue these goals. We will look at current and near-term ideas for ongoing research, investigation, experimentation and innovation, and maybe how to avoid making more mistakes.

The Germantown Jewish Centre Men’s Club is hosting this educational presentation by Sherman Aronson, AIA, LEED, BD+C. The talk and slideshow will recapitulate selected elements of the September 2019 day-long symposium sponsored by Penn Design and The McHarg Center, at the University of Penn. The event brought together an array of economists, historians, landscape architects, designers, social activists and academics engaged in organizing for climate education and action. The event is part of a broad environmental research initiative by The McHarg Center and the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative (SC2). Highlights will be lessons to be learned from the 1930s New Deal, lessons about public and private projects to revive the US economy, ways to provide environmental benefits and long-term energy infrastructure, and how to explore how these efforts to help enlighten current planners, designers and agencies to address goals of the people, the country and the design professions. The talk will avoid partisan politics and present useful information to consider in regard to climate change.

$5/brunch is included. RSVP to Dick Menin at menin1911@comcast.net.

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January 12
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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