Today half of us live in cities, and by the year 2040, that number will grow to 75%. Where will future city-dwellers live? The challenge for architects and society is to find a solution to housing all these people, says Michael Green. But, almost half of our greenhouse gases are related to the building industry, and if we look at energy, it’s the same story.
In this invigorating and revolutionary design talk, Green shows why wood is the only buildable resource that will actually contain the carbon that would otherwise go back into the environment. One cubic meter of young growth wood will sequester one ton of CO2 , he says—that’s an elephant’s weight in emissions. This isn’t simply about environmental change. It’s about proving ourselves capable of new, world-changing innovation, as Gustave Eiffel did with the Eiffel Tower, thought to be impossible at the time it was designed. You will leave this talk hopeful, inspired, and ready to pursue your own “Eiffel Tower Moment.”
Learn more about Michael Green: https://www.thelavinagency.com/speakers/michael-green
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