NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Launches Conference on Sustainable Real Estate
 
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NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Launches Conference on Sustainable Real Estate

An unprecedented opportunity to learn from the academic, industry, and public sector leaders shaping the future of smart buildings and cities

NEW YORK, January 25, 2011 - The Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate is pleased to announce its first annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate. Bringing together leaders from the real estate industry, academia, and the public sector – including such prominent speakers as Professors Edward Glaeser and John Quigley, Adrian Benepe and Dr. Daniel Walsh, and Jay Cross, John Gilbert, and Jonathan Rose, the Conference will provide an outstanding forum to exchange ideas and identify new opportunities for sustainable buildings, infrastructure, finance and development. 

This year’s event – “Building the Smart City: Removing Barriers, Fostering Innovation” – will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on February 22, 2011 and reflects the critical importance of innovative strategies in the design, development, financing, and management of the built environment. Speakers will demonstrate how, through the use of real-time information and data analysis, it is possible to improve decision-making and achieve positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes. Sponsored by such organizations as the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), IBM, and Capsys Corp., the Conference will highlight how sustainable innovations in building practices, materials, and policies, together with efficient infrastructure and economic incentives, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, maximize competitiveness, and improve the quality of life in cities. 

Leading experts will discuss the emerging frontiers of technological innovation and real-world case studies that illustrate “best practices” for sustainable buildings and development. The Conference will frame these discussions in the context of the current economic crisis, rising energy costs, and the global mandate to reduce carbon emissions.

To access the full agenda for the event and register, please visit www.scps.nyu.edu/sbeconference. You may also call Jessica Estrada-Watson at 212-992-3618.  The early bird registration rate ends January 28th.  Special registration rates are available for faculty, students, and government and non-profit employees.

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