Harvey Mudd College Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions
On October 8th, 2016 the Hixon Center hosted its first Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions. The conference took place on the Harvey Mudd campus, with most sessions held in the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching & Learning.
About the Conference
The conference, which will be held every two years, intends to raise academic and personal awareness regarding environmental sustainability issues on local, regional and global scales. More specifically, the conference is centered on design – focusing on methods and processes we apply to create sustainable solutions. We must train individuals to carry a multidisciplinary knowledge of environmental issues, and to apply a transdisciplinary approach to finding and implementing sustainable designs and solutions. This requires us to embrace the fluid, creative and sometimes nebulous processes inherent in addressing environmental problems.
In other words, how we achieve sustainable solutions is just as important as the solutions themselves.
To learn more about the 2016 inaugural conference, please visit the official conference website (hmc.edu/sds-2016).
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