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HARVARD CHINA FUND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
May 17th and 18th, 2016
Harvard Center Shanghai

Building Leadership for Healthy Urban Sustainability

led by
Prof. Jack Spengler
Center for Health and the Global Environment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
and
Prof. Spiro Pollalis
Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure
Harvard Graduate School of Design

This symposium is jointly organized by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with generous sponsorship from the Harvard China Fund.

The goal of this symposium is to build capacity in healthy urban sustainability by framing urban expansion as the opportunity for well-designed, spatially integrated development with sustainable urban infrastructure at its core. Sessions will showcase premier research, methodologies, and implementation of sustainable design and planning projects for healthy future cities, drawing on expertise from Harvard University and from research in China, as well as global leaders in sustainable infrastructure development. Input from symposium-goers will further expand upon the scope and possibilities for designing urban environments in China and other rapidly expanding regions. Attendees will hail from professional and academic fields of urban planning, architectural design, infrastructure development, public health, and government not just from within China, but also from elsewhere in Asia.

RSVP by invitation only.

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ZOFNASS LECTURE SERIES
May 11th, 2016 at 1pm
42 Kirkland st., Room 1A

Re-Learning Main Streets: Machine Learning Approach for Interpreting Urban Morphology
by Jie-Eun Hwang, Associate Professor at the University of Seoul, DDes 07′

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ZOFNASS PROGRAM WORKSHOP
April 4th and 5th, 2016
Harvard Graduate School of Design (Day 1) and Harvard Business School (Day 2)

Infrastructure Resilience II: Advancing Planning and Design Tools

This Zofnass Workshop continued our exploration of the intersection of Envision®, resilience, and infrastructure finance.

Day 1 at GSD (Gund Hall Room 112):

– Session 1: The Use of Envision® in Infrastructure Projects (Part I)
– Session 2: The Use of Envision® in Infrastructure Projects (Part II)

Day 2 at HBS (Cumnock Hall Room 102):

– Session 3: Application and Next Steps of the Zofnass Economic Process Tool
– HBS Case Study Session: Financing Resilience: Property & Casualty Insurance by J. Macomber
– Lunch Session: Tools Advancing Resilience
– Session 4: Climate Impact Adaptation Assessments and Planning

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ZOFNASS LECTURE SERIES
February 17th, 2016 at 1pm
Gund Hall 124

Improving Safety for Bicyclist and Pedestrians: Lessons from Boston and San Francisco
by Dahianna Lopez RN, MSN, MPH, PhD Candidate Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Learn about the strategy that the city of Boston is following for the prevention of injuries resulting from bicycle collisions, as well as the important role that urban design plays in creating a safer city.

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ZOFNASS PROGRAM SYMPOSIUM
November 2-3 , 2015

Infrastructure Resilience: Planning for Urban and Regional Resilience

This symposium focused on urban and regional resilience, as the next step of sustainable planning. It brought together public officials, infrastructure engineers, planners, design professionals and academics to share next generation perspectives on urban resilience, focusing on infrastructure planning at the urban and regional scales.

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ZOFNASS LECTURE SERIES
October 23, 2015 at 12pm
42 Kirkland Room 1G

Civic Technology + Urban Planning: The State of the Landscape
by Cristina Garmendia, HKS MPP ’12

Learn about the current state of the civic technology and its influence on urban planning, and future opportunities for open data and digital engagement to change the shape of our cities.dot-line

ZOFNASS PROGRAM SYMPOSIUM
February 26-27, 2015

Water Infrastructure: Next Generation Planning Perspectives on Urban Water Management

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ZOFNASS WORKSHOP ON COLLABORATIVE PLATFORMS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
October 27-28, 2014

Energy Infrastructure: Next Generation Planning Perspectives

This symposium was a collaborative platform that brought forward thinking minds of public officials, infrastructure engineers, planners and design professionals and academia to share “next generation” perspectives on sustainable Energy Infrastructure. The Zofnass methodology and application examples on Energy Infrastructure Planning was also presented as a prospective framework for integrative planning and collaboration.

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ZOFNASS SIAB WORKSHOP
May 19-20, 2014

This workshop covered topics on Zofnass Economic Process Tool, IDB Infrastructure 360° Awards, Zofnass Planning Cities through an infrastructure based approach, and Introduction of Next Generation Infrastructure Research (Surdna Foundation Grant).dot-line

SIAB MEETING: REVIEW OF CURRENT RESEARCH
January 23-24, 2014

The meeting with SIAB members took place at Harvard Business School. The agenda concerned the detailed review of Zofnass Economic Process tool online version and the detail review of Zofnass Infrastructure Planning Guidelines & Publication.dot-line

ZOFNASS WORKSHOP
September 16-17, 2013

Zofnass Sustainable Planning Guidelines workshop & Envision metrics working group meeting.
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HOW FOOD SYSTEMS SAPE CITIES: ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
May 2, 2012

This inaugural event took an in-depth look at the ecological and economic issues of food systems in the urban built environment, from the micro to the bioregional scale. Agriculture and food systems represent a potent force for shaping city infrastructure, improving public health, feeding growing populations, rebuilding communities, reconnecting people to nature, restoring degraded environments, and revitalizing economies.
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A ROAD MAP TO SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE & GREEN CITIES CONFERENCE
September 14 – 16, 2011

Measuring impacts on the environmental, social, and economic aspects of our cities and infrastructures is only a first, albeit essential, step towards a sustainable future. With limitless moving parts, and many stakeholders with varying degrees of interest, incentives, and motivation, making a compelling case for sustainable infrastructure projects requires a clear and well-structured road map.
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THE ZOFNASS PROGRAM FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ISI SIGN LETTER OF INTENT
June 22, 2011

Envision™ is the product of a strategic alliance and collaboration of several organizations including the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), a nonprofit organization co-founded by the American Public Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
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WORKSHOP: SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE: WHO PAYS & WHO BENEFITS?
April 21, 2011

This workshop took place at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Areas of discussion focused on the balance between socio-economic and environmental priorities in large scale infrastructure projects and how to evaluate and communicate the costs and benefits of sustainable infrastructure development.
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INFRASTRUCTURE SUSTAINABILITY AND DESIGN CONFERENCE
April 21 – 23, 2010

The conference will identify many challenges of sustainability, including the need for infrastructure rehabilitation in developed countries. Through the introduction of the Zofnass Rating System, sustainability metrics will be discussed as well as the branding of sustainability through the adoption of certification and rating systems. Industry experts will address the specific challenges of sustainability for infrastructure projects of varying types.

 

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