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POG: POD OFF-GRID | Explorations into Low Energy Waterborne Communities
Despite the continued risk of widespread flooding through Climate Change, living, working and playing on water continues to be a necessity and a way of life for many. In the context of population increase, rapid urbanisation and technological advancement, can water be a viable alternative to urbanisation? Architects and urban planners have an opportunity to rethink the city of tomorrow and embrace an element that accounts for two-thirds of the Earth’s surface area. Prof. Jason Pomeroy has pushed the boundaries of sustainable design on land through his research into zero-carbon developments and the role of urban greenery in the sky through his pioneering studies into skycourts and skygardens. In this book he explores ideas behind self-sustaining communities on water that push towards zero-energy. Built case studies from around the World, works on the drawing board and a future vision explore how to address the sustainability challenges of tomorrow.
About the Author
Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV personality. He graduated with Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture and Cambridge University, and received his PhD from the University
of Westminster. He is the author of ‘Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today’ (Oro 2011) and ‘The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat’ (Routledge 2014), and holds professorships at the University of Nottingham and the Università IUAV di Venezia. He continues to promote the role of architecture in society through his television series, ‘City Time Traveller’ and ‘City Redesign’.
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7:00 - 8:00 PM | Lecture and Q&A
8:00 - 9:00 PM | Light Refreshments
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