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Tenth Roland Batten Lecture – SANITY SCENARIO: Emerging Design Strategies Toward a Sustainable Burlington

William Fleissig

William Fleissig

THE TENTH ANNUAL ROLAND BATTEN MEMORIAL LECTURE on Architecture and Design will be presented by Will Fleissig WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28th at 6:00 P.M. in 301 WILLIAMS HALL at The University of Vermont with a reception to follow.

The lecture and reception are sponsored by the Roland Batten Memorial Fund, Truex/Cullens and Partners Architects, and The University of Vermont’s Visiting Artists, Art Critics and Art Historian’s Lecture Series. The events are free and open to the public.

“SANITY SCENARIO: Emerging Design Strategies Toward a Sustainable Burlington”

Metropolitan areas throughout the US are outlining regional blueprints to achieve a more sustainable platform – including the preservation of critical habitat and watershed areas; building more compactly near transit service to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles; concentrating employment in village centers; providing affordable intergenerational housing; and reducing energy consumption through renewable sources.

University communities such as Boulder CO, Davis CA, Eugene OR and Austin TX are pushing for a new generation of sustainable buildings and applying new planning strategies for smaller towns. Can Burlington and it’s design community help to shape a more sustainable future? How? Who? This presentation will attempt to frame pragmatic design approaches and offer engaging ideas and avenues for citizens, students, architects, environmentalists, elected officials, employers and the community at large.

Will Fleissig is currently developing a new 130 acre sustainable campus called West Village at UC Davis in California. He is the former Planning Director in Boulder Colorado, and is working on new strategies for the Bay Area in CA.

Recording of the talk can be found here, and will be shown on Channel 17 November 5 at 1:00 PM.


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