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“Infrastructure Space” was the topic of the three-day symposium and examined how to deliver long-term infrastructure that is aligned with sustaining human habitat. The website now features video/audio recordings of all keynote addresses in addition to a rich gallery of images from the Forum.
“With the rise of the city, urban infrastructure is key to sustainability, and has the opportunity to make a profound impact”, he said. Architect and global infrastructure researcher Keller Easterling, Professor at Yale University, USA developed a conceptual framework based on her research and publication Extrastatecraft. “Infrastructure space is an operating system for shaping the city – and highlights the art of design’s relevance as a tool for addressing radical changes to the globalizing world”, she said.
Detroit Free Press journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Henderson, USA introduced conference attendees to the complexities of sustainability in the context of Detroit’s urban core. “The abandonment and potential rebirth of one Detroit neighborhood can deepen our understanding of urban sustainability”, he said.
African infrastructure and development expert Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ethiopia provided a forecast for the development of infrastructure in Africa. “Contextualizing current market conditions and properly understanding risk will be an important contribution to the region’s future”, he said.
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