Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Washington Speaker Series: Overview

You are cordially invited to the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Speaker Series, an event sponsored by the College of Engineering that brings together business, government and research leaders.

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Event Details

  Topic: The Rebirth of Great American Cities: Smarter Strategies for Growth and Sustainability.
  Moderator: Pradeep K. Khosla, Dean of the College of Engineering
  Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011
  Location: Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.
  Time: Reception 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Old Dining Room
Panel Discussion 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Crentz Dining Room
  RSVP: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m. EST
  Dress Code: Jackets and ties required for gentlemen, similar attire for ladies (no jeans, turtle neck shirts, athletic wear, or tennis shoes).


The Rebirth of Great American Cities: Smarter Strategies for Growth and Sustainability

For the first time in history, more than half of the world's population resides in cities. The growth of cities may create new opportunities for economic growth and technological advancement. On the other hand, burgeoning urban areas may create and perpetuate complex problems such as climate change and poverty. To improve the quality of modern life, we must approach critical urban issues with a perspective that is socially and economic equitable and environmentally responsible.

The panel's discussion will explore how the efforts of urban designers, technology experts and policy makers can bring about sustainable development of U.S. cities and means for advancing similar efforts globally.


About the Washington Speaker Series

The Carnegie Mellon University Washington Speaker Series is a non-partisan forum designed to facilitate meaningful exchange among business, government and research leaders through an exploration of issues residing at the intersection of policy, technology and innovation. The Series is organized by the College of Engineering, recognized as one of the Top 10 engineering schools by U.S. News and World Report.

The College of Engineering is internationally recognized as a leader in education and research. Industry and academia value the school's graduates for their in-depth technical knowledge and innovative spirit. The faculty, all experts in their fields, continually push the boundaries of engineering research. Housed within the college are more than 19 major research centers that enable interdisciplinary research and allow the college to tackle the complex technical problems facing society. By collaborating with industry and government entities, the college makes important technological breakthroughs and transfers them to society.

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