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Building Climate-Positive Cities

Jonelle Simunich, Arup & Dr. Chris Luebkeman, ETH Zurich

Join us for a live Design is Everywhere show and be part of the podcast with your questions.
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Can you imagine a future where cities contribute more to the environment than they extract?

That future is not only possible, it’s vital. This June 25, join us for our #DesignIsEverywhere podcast live show where we’ll explore how we can all work towards a future where cities and the environment are in harmony. In this episode, host Sam Aquillano will be joined by guest host Jonelle Simunich, Foresight Strategist, Consultant + Integrator at Arup, as well as special guest Dr. Chris Luebkeman, leader of Strategic Foresight Hub at ETH Zurich and Co-Founder of [y]our 2040.

Be sure to bring your questions and ask them live on air to get personalized advice from our guests!

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Jonelle Simunich is a Foresight Strategist, Consultant + Integrator in Arup’s Global Foresight team. She has a formal background in urban planning, practical experience as an architect and a perpetual curiosity for the world. She believes the key to a better tomorrow is an ability to generate unique experiences that will impact lives through our built and natural environments. In her role at Arup, she acts as both integrator and thought leader working to build partnerships and join together exploratory research with practitioner expertise to deliver projects that amplify positive change. She currently leads Arup’s sustainable futures portfolio, which includes their planetary boundary cities initiative (#planetaryboundarycity), both with the aim to design and develop regenerative environments and outcomes. She aims to help clients and collaborators understand and plan for their daily and communal built futures.

Dr. Chris Luebkeman is deeply passionate about curating constructive dialogue, insatiably curious, relishes the opportunity to discover the opportunities which will be created by change, and perhaps most importantly, to evolve positive solutions to the profound challenges we face today. Educator, Engineer, Architect, Author, Photographer, Blogger, Commentator… for twenty years he traveled the globe sharing his observations and insights by leading projects focused on the future for Arup, Arup’s clients, and for many of the world’s leading institutions. He has returned to his Alma Mater, the ETH Zurich, to establish a Strategic Foresight Team within the Office of the President.

Jun 25 • 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Video Webinar

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Jonelle Simunich

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Dr. Chris Luebkeman
ETH Zurich, [y]our 2040

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12:00pmET • Event begins

Login via the event page on Eventbrite. We’ll kick things off with news and a welcome from the Design Museum, then dive into the conversation.

1:00pmET • Questions & Answers

We’ll leave time towards then end for your questions, submitted via Q&A window, and you can even ask your questions live (we’ll unmute you) — we’ll get to as many questions as possible.

1:30pmET • Live recording event ends

Thanks for joining us! The episode will air on all podcast channels in a few weeks.

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