MSD at HOME with Jeremy SIEGEL
Online - ABP Zoom Webinar
Social Infrastructure in a Changing Climate
Jeremy SIEGEL with Leire ASENSIO-VILLORIA and David MAH
Rising sea levels, heavier precipitation, and more frequent heat waves will require massive re-investments in our cities. Communities around the world are making it clear that they are ready to rebuild and address their vulnerabilities, in ways that go beyond mono-functional 20th-century models for infrastructure. By approaching these necessary investments in conjunction with needed social and urban improvements, investments in Social Infrastructure can work overtime to multiply benefits, and build constituencies and funding for their construction. The ability to think synthetically, to give form to, and communicate potential futures places the design disciplines in a unique position to guide this decision-making in the coming decades. It also gives us the opportunity to take on new roles – becoming advocates and urban actors in our own right.
Jeremy Alain Siegel, Associate at BIG NYC, will discuss BIG's developing body of work on urban infrastructure and planning through a series of recent and ongoing projects.
Jeremy has been working with Bjarke Ingels and BIG since the establishment of its New York office in 2010, and brings a focus on issues of urbanism, landscape, infrastructure, and climate change adaptation. Most recently he was based in Kuala Lumpur, where he was directing work on the Penang South Islands project, an international competition won by BIG in 2020. Previously, Jeremy led the BIG team in its winning Big U proposal for the federal Rebuild by Design competition, and has led urban design of the subsequent East Side Coastal Resiliency project, BQ-Park proposal, and other complex infrastructure and planning efforts for a variety of clients. Jeremy is a Forefront Fellow with the Urban Design Forum, and lectures frequently on issues of resilient and sustainable design and planning. He has taught at Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Parsons School of Constructed Environments.
Presentation and Q+A
Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AEST* Melbourne (UTC +10)
Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar
Event link: Once you have registered for the event, you will be sent the event link 2 days before the event and then again 2 hours before the event begins
* London: Thursday, 30 September 2021, 00:00 - 01:30; BST
* Singapore: Thursday, 30 September 2021, 07:00 - 08:30; SGT
* Dubai: Thursday, 30 September 2021, 03:00 - 04:30; GST
* New York: Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 19:00 - 20:30; EDT
* Los Angeles: Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 16:00 - 17:30; PDT