Science for the Public presents: Designing Sustainable Urban Development
November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Christoph Reinhart, Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an international leader in urban design, especially recognized for architectural “daylighting”—the use of natural light to illuminate building interiors—and urban-level environmental building performance analysis. The design tools developed by Reinhart’s lab are used by architects and urban planners in more than 90 countries. Modern urban development requires a multi-dimensional design approach to encompass energy-efficient architecture, pedestrian-friendly access to shops, entertainment, work and schools, and vibrant outdoor spaces. Using sophisticated computer-modeling, the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines and analyzes many elements for optimal, healthy urban environments. In this presentation, Dr. Reinhart outlines such a model based on a neighborhood proposal in Boston. The program is made possible through a partnership with Science for the Public.