Conference Recap

Bhavini Patel

Emma Stewart spoke about the “City-Company Nexus” at CDP’s Spring Workshop, hosted by Google. She highlighted the corollaries she observes between new corporate sustainability practices and those emerging among cities. She also pointed to a case study of a collaboration between a public company and city government:  Washington DC.  

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Bhavini Patel

Four Ways CEOs are Inspiring Mayors on Climate Action Emma Stewart, April 4, 2016, with Katie Walsh, Cities Program Manager, CDP   Over thousands of years humans have built and settled in what we now call cities, and over the years some of those cities flourished as others perished. Many that perished believed that climate

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Warren Karlenzig

As the dust is settling from Paris COP21, I want to gaze back into that whirlwind, where I was pleased to participate as a speaker and delegate on behalf of Autodesk.   Architecture 2030 organized a well-attended symposium, “Getting to Zero by 2050: How to Decarbonize the Built Environment,”  where I presented Autodesk’s new Insight

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Jonathan Rowe

This year’s Autodesk University was a great success. And through the lens of sustainability, we set new standards for our annual event. This year we purchased offsets from one of our customers, Meridian Lightweight Technologies, to make the entire event carbon neutral. We also had a flurry of classes covering new tools for energy efficient building

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Jonathan Rowe

After two weeks of negotiations in Paris, on Saturday, more than 190 countries approved a major global agreement to address climate change. It’s a big deal. Leading up to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka COP21), the global business community rallied to show a deep commitment to battling climate change. Companies worth billions of

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Jonathan Rowe

The Sustainability Solutions team had a blast at Greenbuild this year in Washington, DC. As usual, we’re inspired by the amazing projects our customers are working on and how committed you are to solving some of our world’s biggest problems with the power of thoughtful, sustainable design. We were also thrilled to see the reaction to our set

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Stephanie Egger

Earlier this month, AIA Dallas held Session IV of their Sustainability + High Performance Design Series. After a previous series was held last year, coordinators asked participants about their obstacles in implementing the 2030 Challenge and what they needed for better success.  The four most popular responses included: a need to change firm culture a

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Moiz Kapadia

I just returned from the Smart Cities Week conference in Washington, D.C. It was billed as an event to “showcase cutting-edge technologies, real-world solutions, and proven strategies government leaders need to build more livable, workable, sustainable cities.” Here are my takeaways from the conference: Data from Smart Cities provides context for Smart Design. Big companies to

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Emma Stewart

This article originally appeared on Greenbiz.com Big Data is a big buzzword in both the sustainability and tech spaces, especially when it comes to VERGE. Autodesk’s Emma Stewart isn’t convinced that Big Data will save us from poor design and planning, especially when it comes to smart cities. Stewart, Autodesk’s head of sustainability solutions, sat

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Jonathan Rowe

Cities account for 70% of global GDP, 70% of energy use, and will house 70% of the world’s population by 2050. How we build–and rebuild–our cities will shape the future and drive economic growth and innovation for a generation. The CityAge conference in Los Angeles explored the investments, partnerships and ideas that are shaping our

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