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Culture is often overlooked in the discourse on sustainability. Yet globalization potentially erodes heritage and culture in response to modernization. This talk will provide a balanced understanding of the green agenda that goes beyond the triple bottom line to also address the cultural, spatial and technological issues that beset our built environment. In particular, this lecture will demonstrate how the principles of sustainability can be applied in the conservation, restoration and adaptation of historic structures; focus on integrating the conservation of the built heritage into urban and regional planning as a means of enhancing heritage tourism. It will explore ways in which tested building and conservation techniques still meet emerging standards for sustainability and energy conservation; and provide an insight into how indigenous building materials and passive design techniques help retain local cultural identity.
Sustain and Retain
6:30 - 7:00 PM | Registration
7:00 - 8:00 PM | Lecture and Q&A
8:00 - 9:00 PM | Light Refreshments
** Free via registration for tickets, on first come first serve basis
About The Host | Prof. Jason Pomeroy
Prof. Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV personality at the forefront of the sustainable built environment agenda. He graduated with Bachelor and Post-Graduate degrees with distinction from the Canterbury School of Architecture; received his Masters degree from Cambridge University, and his PhD from the University of Westminster. He is the Founding Principal of Evidence - Based Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design firm Pomeroy Studio; and sustainable education provider, Pomeroy Academy. Jason also works to raise awareness of the cultural role architecture plays in society. He is a consultant and host of the popular architecture / travel TV series’ 'City Time Traveller' (Series 1 & 2) 'City Redesign' and 'Smart Cities 2.0', which has aired throughout Asia and the Middle East.
About The Supporting Partner | Steelcase
For over 105 years, Steelcase has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. Steelcase demonstrate this through our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. Steelcase are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations.
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