"Envisioning a Post-Carbon City: Creative Strategies for Climate Change"
Tuesday, February 15, Fromm Hall, Berman Room
David Fridley is a staff scientist at the Energy Analysis Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, as well as a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute in Berkeley. Mr. Fridley has nearly 30 years of experience working in the energy sector in China and the US. With China, he collaborates on end-user energy efficiency, government energy management programs, and energy policy research. With a dozen years of work in the petroleum industry, he also writes and speaks extensively on biofuels and peak oil. For the Davies Forum, he will speak on urban energy and the challenges of alternative energy.
Tuesday, March 1, Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room
Writer, cultural historian, environmental
and human rights activist, Solnit’s most recent books include Infinite
City: A San Francisco Atlas (2010); A Paradise Built in Hell: The
Extraordinary Communities that Arise is Disaster (2009); A Field Guide
to Getting Lost (2005) and Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild
Possibilities (2004). Named one of “25 Visionaries Who Are changing
Your World” by UTNE reader, Solnit’s many awards include a Guggenheim
fellowship, Lannan Literary prize, and an NEA fellowship.
Tuesday, March 8, Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room
Tiffany Holmes is a media artist and Associate Professor of Art and Technology at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Holmes’ work explores the potential of art and technology to promote environmental stewardship. The creator of the interactive SolarCircus and installations that invite viewer participation, Holmes’ most recent show ‘Life Under the Sun’ appeared at the Sonnenschein Gallery in the Durand Art Institute at Lake Forest College. Check out Holmes' website for more on her work.
City Action Panel
Tuesday, March 29, Reception: University Center 222, Panel Discussion: Cowell 107
The City Action Panel will explore how
community initiatives and government initiatives can complement and
support each other in shifting to post-carbon cities. Along with
carbon saving plans, the panel will share positive visions of change
that connect with people, with our everyday living. Representatives
will gather from the San Francisco Dept. of Environment, SF Transition,
Bay Localize, and other Bay Area groups.
Tuesday, April 12, Fromm Hall, Berman Room
Throughout his long and honored career in
urban design, planning, and architecture, Peter Calthorpe has been a
pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization and regional
planning. In the 1980s, he published Sustainable Communities with Sim
Van der Ryn, helping to launch ‘sustainability’ as a defining goal of
design efforts. In the 1990s, he was a founder of the Congress for New
Urbanism and authored The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community,
and the American Dream, wherein he developed the concept of Transit
Oriented Development (TOD). In the past decade, his work focused on
regional-scale planning, including plans for Portland, southern
California, and post-hurricane Southern Louisiana. For the Davies
Forum, he will speak on his latest work and book, Urbanism in the Age of
Climate Change, which examines patterns of development to energy and
carbon consumption, along with other environmental, social and economic
Student Visions of a Post-Carbon City
Tuesday, May 10, Fromm Hall, Berman Room
The Davies Scholars share their stories, maps, and plans for climate-friendly community. The student projects will be on display in the Gleeson Library Atrium, April 22 – 29.