Feb 9th 2017

Prof. Wood and Prof. Du Speak at 2017 AIA Convention

Studio Associate Professor and CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood, and Visiting Assistant Professor andCTBUH Academic Coordinator Peng Du will participate in a panel discussion at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 Conference on Architecture in Orlando, USA.

The panel session entitled, Urban vs. Subruban: What's Truly Sustainable?, will take place on Day Two of the three-day AIA 2017 Convention, will also include CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee Member Luke Leung, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee Member Christopher R. Drew, Director of Sustainability, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; and CTBUH Academic Coordinator Peng Du, Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, IIT.

Using the findings of the CTBUH research report "A Study of the Sustainability Implications of Differing Urban + Suburban Locations in Chicago" as its basis, this panel will challenge preconceived notions about what is considered "the most sustainable" urban form and the benefits of density. 

This session will engage the audience in comparing the environmental and social sustainability of people’s lifestyles – both in urban high-rise and suburban low-rise living spaces – in terms of realized and operational energy use and overall satisfaction with their quality of life.