Monday 27 January 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm - Open to all)
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To understand the concept and the workings of sustainability, one must consider its beginnings. Therefore . . . the story of the birds. This was an incident commonly attributed to be the beginning of this movement. It will be used to start of the talk.
The definition of sustainable development raises a lot of questions. It s "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Why now? Who decides what are the needs? How is it applied? How is it measured?
The talk will explore the development of the idea, its workings, references and most importantly, tools of measurement and implementation that makes this great concept into concrete realities. Using examples of nations, cities, urban and rural projects, the talk will illustrate the importance and applicability of this concept.
These two photographs are of the Al-Tawlet Restaurant in Ammeeq. It uses the principles and methods of Sustainable Development.
Hana Alamuddin, R.I.B.A, SMarchs (M.I.T, U.S.A), LEED green Associate, started her practice in Lebanon, Almimariya, Architects and Designers, in 1999. Her architectural practice covers architectural, urban design and landscape projects within the perimeters of sustainable development and construction. She is also a senior lecturer at AUB. Hana is a certified Green Associate in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.As a member of the executive committee of the Association Pour la Protection des Sites et Anciennes Demeurs. Liban (APSAD) from 1999 to 2008, she also worked on heritage preservation projects in Lebanon.