Remaking Cities: A Catalyst For Change-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, September 14, 2012

Remaking Cities: A Catalyst For Change

Thursday, 04 October, 5-7pm, Phipps Conservatory

CMU, Green Building Alliance, and Sustainable Pittsburgh are honored to host the University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Martin Hall, to share the University’s role and its strategies as a catalyst for change in the Manchester City region. Universities have, and have always had, a key role in making and remaking cities. Through their teaching, universities renew a city’s workforce, attracting and retaining talent. They are knowledge machines that can drive innovation and urban economic growth. Universities can also be thought of as large businesses, often amongst the largest in their regions.  Through their large influence, universities can contribute to their communities in many different ways.

Reception Schedule

  • 5:00-6:00 Networking, Hors d’oeuvres and wine served
  • 6:00-6:05 Welcome and Introductions
  • Carlos Kearns, Associate to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
  • Richard Piacentini, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory
  • Donald Carter, Director, Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 6:05-6:35 Vice-Chancellor Martin Hall
  • 6:35-7:00 Responses to Professor Martin Hall’s comments Donald Carter, Director, Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Stephen Lee, Head of the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Mike Schiller, CEO, Green Building Alliance, Court Gould, Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • 7:00-7:15 Question and Answer Session

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