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Design can make our communities more resilient in the face of climate change. But what are the most effective strategies for achieving the biggest impact in the shortest time? For all who are concerned about climate change and how it will impact their future, the Human/Nature Conference will present new ways of thinking about and acting on their climate change goals.

Over two days at George Brown College in Toronto on October 24 and 25, 2024, stimulating keynotes, panels and workshops will educate our audience of professionals from the architecture, design and construction industries to address today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.

Your donation towards the conference will inform strategies that shape the future of the built environment. Contribute today to fund innovative solutions that support today’s communities while preparing our cities to act as livable and sustainable places for generations to come.

 

Toronto, ON, Canada

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During the 2-day conference, participants will be immersed in stimulating keynotes, panels and workshops which will educate our audience of professionals from the architecture, design and construction industries to address today’s most urgent environmental and social issues. New approaches that the conference will explore include ways to mitigate the effects of rising temperatures and superstorms, housing projects that are both inclusive and sustainable, and product lines that are carbon neutral.

The conference will be divided into three main streams: Making, Building and Living.

In the Making stream, sessions will focus on product manufacturing for a cleaner planet by outlining ways to adopt true circularity — from ecological production processes that move beyond extractive practices and fossil fuels (and successfully overcome our plastics problem) all the way to effective end-of-life retrieval methods.

In the Building stream, speakers will discuss a new architectural toolkit — both in terms of adaptive reuse and new construction. Keeping upfront and embodied carbon in mind, sessions will advocate for policy and code changes that allow for our existing building stock to be put to better use — all the while incorporating the latest green technologies into practices for new construction.

In the Living stream, the audience will learn new strategies for developing livable cities that ensure long-term comfort. These will include ways to mitigate extreme heat and future-proofing against other extreme weather events by creating more resilient landscapes and urban realms, as well as successfully implementing new transportation infrastructure that is ecological and accessible to all.

 Empower the future of our built environment! Your donation towards the conference will fuel strategies that shape tomorrow’s landscapes. Contribute today to fund innovative solutions that support today’s communities while preparing our cities to act as livable and sustainable places for generations to come.