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Sponge City and Nature Based Solutions

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October 23, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Kongjian Yu, the recently announced Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award winner for 2020, will be lecturing next Friday morning, October 23 at 8:30 am in the LAR Lecture Series. I hope you will be able to join us for this virtual lecture.

Kongjian Yu’s lecture is entitled Sponge City and Nature Based Solutions. Yu writes about his lecture: More than ever, it is clear that we need a paradigm shift in planning and designing our city to adapt the changing climate and solving the multiple urban water issues including flood control, stormwater management, pollution remediation, habitat restoration, and urban amenity, a shift from industrial civilization to eco-civilization. We need to rethink the industrial technology-based, single-minded engineering solutions and rediscover nature based and symbiotic solutions, which can largely be inspired by the ancient wisdoms of living with nature, which will result in deep forms of landscape.i

Kongjian Yu is a recipient of the Doctor of Design at Harvard GSD. He is the Changjiang Chair Professor of Design at Peking University, founded Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape, Turenscape and Landscape Architecture Frontiers magazine (LAF). Ecological Security Pattern, Big Feet Revolution, Art of Survival and Sponge City are some of the key concepts and contributions that depicted his research interests and design philosophy, which have been demonstrated in his practices in over 200 cities worldwide. His works have won numerous international awards including 13 ASLA Awards, 5 WAF Best of the Year Landscape Awards, ULI Global Award of excellence, The National Gold Medal of Fine Arts (China). He has lectured worldwide and taught for 5 years at Harvard GSD.

Lecture Zoom address: https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/94386202907

1.5 hours of NCBLA continuing education credits will be available for the lecture. Lecture participant names are recorded from Zoom. If you are audited and need proof that you attended the lecture, please email Nikki Evans, University Program Assistant, at anevans3@ncsu.edu.

Attached is the lecture flyer. Please share widely with your networks if you are inclined.



October 23, 2020

8:30 am - 9:30 am