Creating 21st-Century Sustainable Neighborhoods with discussants Harrison Fraker, Jean Rogers, and Craig Hartman
How do we create zero-carbon, self-sustaining neighborhoods? Focusing on pioneering work in China and the landmark "Treasure Island Master Plan," experts present the challenges of integrating all the elements - people, buildings, space, transportation, energy, water and natural forces - in designing compact, transit-oriented, sustainable communities- Commonwealth Club of California
Harrison S. Fraker
Chosen as the fifth Dean of the College of Environmental Design, Harrison Fraker was educated as an architect and urban designer at Princeton and Cambridge Universities and is recognized as a pioneer in passive solar, daylighting and sustainable design research and teaching. He has pursued a career bridging innovative architecture and urban design education with an award-winning practice. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for creating a new College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota and was appointed the founding Dean. He was granted Fellowship in the AIA College of Fellows for his distinguished career of bridging education and practice.
He has published seminal articles on the design potential of sustainable systems and urban design principles for transit oriented neighborhoods. He teaches design studio and believes in integrating pragmatic and theoretical analysis to create new knowledge about the most critical environmental design challenges facing society. He is currently pursuing his beliefs through a whole systems design approach for entirely resource-self-sufficient, transit-oriented neighborhoods of 100,000 people in China.
Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, is a partner in charge of design for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, based in the firm’s San Francisco office. His work with SOM in the US, Europe and Asia, while extremely broad in it’s typology – ranging from entire urban districts and individual works of commercial, civic and cultural architecture to furniture – consistently adheres to a rigorous contemporary architectural vocabulary that acknowledges issues of place involving climate, the physical and cultural landscape and historic precedent.
Dr. Jean Rogers is an Associate Principal with Arup. She has over 17 years experience in management consulting and environmental engineering, leading projects that focus on integrating sustainability into planning and design in order to reduce risk and improve performance. She has particular expertise in developing sustainability indicators for the built environment that are relevant, measurable and therefore useful as a basis for financial analysis, decision making and communication of results.
Jean is currently directing a project with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to develop a 5 year Sustainability Plan focused on improving the delivery of water and power to the Bay Area. She is also helping the new California Academy of Sciences integrate sustainability into their new building and operations.
Jean is a USGBC LEEDTM Accredited Professional and is a Registered Professional Engineer currently based in San Francisco, California.