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The 2010 Imperative: Global Emergency Teach-In

by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 04, 2012 12:05 AM expired
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The 2010 Imperative Global Emergency Teach-In—addressing global warming and climate change—is an interactive web-cast broadcast live from New York, simultaneous translated into Spanish, reaching more than 500,000 students, faculty, deans and practicing professionals in the architecture, planning and design communities in both North and South America.



When Feb 20, 2007
from 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
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Are you being trained for the world you will inherit? If not, join a live web-cast by Architecture 2030, hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences.


  • Dr. James Hansen, NASA GISS
  • Edward Mazria, AIA, Architecture 2030
  • Chris Luebkeman, Arup
  • Susan Szenasy, Metropolis Magazine


All design schools, professional design firms and governmental entities (planning departments, city officials, etc.) are being asked to substitute the Teach-in for classes/work on February 20th, 2007, from Noon to 3:30pm EST. Many schools and offices are planning day-long activities around the event.

All times EST. Go to the website now and test your browser. Then participate on 2/20.

The 2010 Imperative

To successfully impact global warming and world resource depletion, it is imperative that ecological literacy become a central tenet of design education. Yet today, the interdependent relationship between ecology and design is virtually absent in many professional curricula. To meet the immediate and future challenges facing our professions, a major transformation of the academic design community must begin today. To accomplish this, The 2010 Imperative calls upon this community to adopt, beginning in 2007, add to all design studio problems that:  "the design engage the environment in a way that dramatically reduces or eliminates the need for fossil fuel."  Learn more about the 2010 Imperative at:

The 2030 Challenge

Slowing the growth rate of greenhouse gas emissions and then reversing it over the next ten years will require immediate action and a concerted global effort. As Architecture 2030 has shown, buildings are the major source of demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases. Stabilizing emissions in this sector and then reversing them to acceptable levels is key to keeping global warming to approximately a degree centigrade (°C) above today’s level. Learn more at:

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