Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Lecture: Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez
'Sustainable Urbanism'Tuesday 26 October, 6:30pm
Carnegie Mellon University
Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)
Professor Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez is Harvard University Loeb Fellow '02, Chair Cuban Chapter CEU and INTBAU, Architect and Urban Planner.
Sustainability encompasses the whole human activity so when it comes to place making a holistic approach must guide the analysis and provide the necessary frame that takes into account both tradition and innovation to create healthy places with economic balance and social integration. It must reconcile human needs with ecological imperatives. Three projects by the author –one in Spain and the rest in Cuba- are displayed as case studies to show some urban planning and urban design tools and strategies. A Master Plan for 21st Century Havana aimed at preserving the city’s historic, urban and architectural legacy and also at encouraging its future urban and economic development expresses the author’s vision for the future of the only Caribbean Metropolis with a European influence.
This CMU University Lecture Series [Link] event is co-sponsored by CMU School of Architecture and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER).