Danish Association of Architectural Firms

Session 7: Urban Growth & Sustainability

2:00-3:15PM (Attendees access from 1:55PM)

In 2050 it is predicted that 70% of the worlds (increasing) population will live in cities. The challenge is how to meet/overcome both climate changes and make place/housing for the new inhabitants. And at the same time build sustainable and affordable.

We have been able to gather some of the most knowledgeable experts on how to successfully transform cities to more liveability while at the same time meeting some of the huge challenges due to climate change and the need to make our cities more inclusive.


Speakers, Keynotes & Participants

Adam Lubinsky, Managing Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design
Kai-Uwe Bergmann,
Partner, BIG, FAIA
Louise Yeung, Chief Climate Officer, NYC Office of the Comptroller 
Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership/BID
Sara Zewde, Founding Principal, Studio Zewde
Andrea Lamberti, Viñoly
Jeffrey Raven, NYIT, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, NOMA
Richard C. Yancey, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange, FAIA, LEED AP
Signe Kongebro, Vice Chairman & Head of Sustainability, Henning Larsen Architects
Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY

Benjamin Prosky, ED, AIA New York
Lene Espersen, CEO, Danish Association of Architectural Firms

Program Host


Program Partner

By Rasmus Hjortshoj // COAST Studio