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Sustainable Communities Interdisciplinary Lecture

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with reception following

3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota west bank campus

More than 200 individuals from the University and professional communities attended the UMore Park Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture featuring sustainable community design and development expert Joachim Eble, founder and director of Joachim Eble-Architektur in Tübingen, Germany.  

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Considered the "grandfather of green building" in Germany, Joachim Eble’s experience in sustainable, "healthy" design and eco-city projects features:

  • Climate-responsive strategies emphasizing energy and water efficiency and conservation, renewable energy production and effective waste management
  • Eco-architecture and bio-climatic design
  • Efficient transportation and transit options
  • Healthy building materials and indoor and outdoor environments supporting the health, safety and well-being of inhabitants
  • Land use and planning strategies supporting high-density development to reduce land consumption
  • Public consultation and participation processes
  • Human ecology, building biology and economic emphases in design and development
  • Urban agriculture and aquaculture activities
  • Brownfield sites and redevelopment opportunities


Program Schedule

3:00 p.m.Registration
3:30Welcome and IntroductionCarla Carlson, Executive Director, Office for UMore Park Academic Initiatives, University of Minnesota
3:40LectureJoachim Eble, Founder and Director, Joachim Eble-Architektur, Tübingen, Germany
4:20University of Minnesota reactor panel - Thomas Fisher, Dean, College of Design; Allen Levine, Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; and Laurie McGinnis, Director, Center for Transportation Studies
4:40Question and Answer


Location, Parking and Transit
The 3M Auditorium is located on the ground floor of the Carlson School of Management on the University of Minnesota's West Bank Minneapolis campus, located at 321-19th Avenue South. View directions to the Carlson School of Management.

Parking is available in both the 19th Avenue Ramp across the street, and the 21st Avenue Ramp, south of the Carlson School of Management.

The Carlson School of Management is located within convenient walking distance of transit stops on local bus route 2 and local bus route 7. Visit the Metro Transit website to plan your trip.


This event is sponsored by the Office for UMore Park Academic Initiatives with support from the following cosponsors:
Center for Spirituality and Healing
Center for Transportation Studies
College of Design
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Institute on the Environment
Office of International Programs
School of Public Health