"The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and The Austin Forum invite you to a participatory talk entitled 'Three Case Studies: What Computers Can and Can't Do to Achieve Urban Sustainability' by Dr. Steven Moore, the Bartlett Cocke Professor of Architecture and Planning in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, Moore co-founded the UT Center for Sustainable Development and is the author of numerous books.
Moore will present case studies of three very different cities that aspire to develop sustainably - Austin, Texas; Curitiba, Brazil; and Frankfurt, Germany. His experience as a practicing architect and his knowledge of science, technology, geography, and planning allow him to study the built environment as a socio-technical artifact. He also uses Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis to model the physical impacts of public policy choices and relates this directly to his work.
The mission of The Austin Forum is to promote awareness of issues and opportunities in our community and to enrich lives. The Forum invites distinguished professionals and leaders to speak on topics related to science and technology and how they impact society."
Official Website: http://www.austinforum.org/
Added by riddle on January 15, 2008