CannonDesign is pleased to present keynote speaker and futurist Alex Steffen as part of their 16th annual Environmental Awareness Week (EAW). EAW is a celebration of smart ideas, innovative technologies and iconoclastic thinkers that help guide our progress toward becoming a regenerative practice.
Alex is a field-defining and award-winning writer and public speaker who explores humanity’s planetary future. Over the last ten years he has also advised some of the world’s most forward-looking institutions, investors, philanthropists and NGOs. His book "Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet" is an exploration of the kinds of design, technological and policy innovations that can transform our cities into low-carbon engines of prosperity. In 2013–2014, he was Planetary Futurist in Residence at the design and innovation firm IDEO. Alex is described as “the thinking person’s futurist” by the South-by-Southwest conference and a teller of “powerful, inspiring stories about the hard choices facing humanity” by the TED conference, where he has given talks.
This event is made possible by CannonDesign and its EAW sponsors, with special thanks to program sponsors US Green Building Council (USGBC) northern California chapter, the American Institute of Architects San Francisco, and the San Francisco 2030 District.
This event will also be a fundraiser for the San Francisco 2030 District, a non-profit, privately led, urban sustainability initiative focused on achieving the goals of the 2030 Challenge for Planning. The collaborative focuses its work to reduce energy consumption, water consumption and GHG emissions from transportation by 50% better than baseline by the year 2030. The San Francisco 2030 District is one of seventeen established 2030 Districts in North America.
CannonDesign is an integrated architecture & engineering design firm with 16 offices. As a signatory to the American Institute of Architect's 2030 Commitment, we are striving towards meeting carbon neutrality goals by the year 2030.
Come be inspired by Alex Steffen at CannonDesign’s Environmental Awareness Week 2017!
Lunch provided. Ticket sales available until 10/17/17. #EAW2017SF