Friday, October 26, 2012
SoArch Head, Stephen Lee, Participates in One Young World Event
"Sustainable Cultivation: Growing Greener Communities Across the Globe"
Pittsburgh served as a stage for the world's youth this past weekend as more than 1,300 young adults from 182 countries met to discuss global issues including business, global health, education, sustainable development, leadership and governance, human rights and social business.
Stephen Lee, head of the School of Architecture, participated in a session at the Phipps Conservatory along with Melissa Bilec, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Molly Steinwald, director of science education at the Phipps; Adam Haas, interpretive specialist at the Phipps; Melissa Hardin, science education specialist at the Phipps; and Joel Perkovich, sustainable designs and programs manager at the Phipps. Richard V. Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, provided welcome remarks and the participants divided into smaller groups where they took guided tours of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes focusing on one of three themes: Energy, Water and Healthy Living. Each group also participated in group discussions on energy, water or healthy living.
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