How would it change your life if you had everything you needed within a 15-minute walk? Throughout the world, architects, city planners and community organizers are constructing aesthetically pleasing, human-centered cities that rely less on cars and other nonrenewable resources while providing more opportunities for people to live well. From bikes to helipads and high-speed trains, experts from around the world and close to home are developing the latest strides in transportation and eco-design. Join radio journalist and moderator John Dankosky for this series of short presentations from around the world followed by a panel discussion, in partnership with architecture firm Pickard Chilton and the CT Mirror.
Pickard Chilton is one of fifteen Connecticut firms that support the 2030 Challenge since the program's inception in 2006. Jon Pickard, Principal at Pickard Chilton joins colleagues, to talk about why they joined the commitment, what they have experienced so for and how this commitment has challenged their thinking on sustainability and energy efficient design. The conversation will be moderated by Karl Hennig of Pickard Chilton.