Creating Cities Conducive to Life

Please join us to explore ways that Vallejo can lead social and ecological innovation. On March 1, 2018, Green Hive Spaces and the Vallejo Commission for the Future are hosting the following presentation:

Creating Cities Conducive to Life: Urban Vitality Inspired by Nature

With an expected population growth of 3 billion people by 2050, we will need to build the equivalent of one new city of one million people every five days for the next 35 years. If this task alone isn’t enough we also need to address the extreme resource consumption, crumbling infrastructure, pollution, and economic disparities that are characteristic of our urban life. Join Richard Fisher as he maps a sustainable and resilient future that leverages the genius of native ecosystems to inspire socio-ecological standards and strategies that will transform the nature of cities.

Speaker Bio:
Richard Fisher is an international award winning designer, community organizer, and systemic change catalyzer. Upon earning his BS at UC Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Richard worked as an environmental remediation consultant on EPA Superfund Sites. Since witnessing social and environmental devastation first hand, he has sought to transform the systemic structures that create these consequences. At the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, he was awarded the Young Professionals Award for his Adaptive Design Approach for addressing climate change impacts on river delta communities. His MS thesis in the field of Sustainable Engineering explored the dynamics between societal values, economic development, and the environment in Vallejo, CA. In 2016, Richard became a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow and joined the globally renowned Biomimicry Professional (BPro) Certification program. During the past two years he has been studying unique ecosystems from the Canadian Rockies to the Rainforests of Costa Rica with an interdisciplinary team to discover innovative solutions to the wicked social challenges of our time. Richard is excited to share this experience with his home town of Vallejo.

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Date(s) - Thu, Mar 1, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Hive Spaces
425 Virginia St. Ste B, Vallejo

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