How Food Systems Shape 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.
A Roadmap 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.
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.
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.
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.