HMEI Faculty Seminar

Date
Dec 6, 2022, 12:30 pm1:30 pm
Location
Guyot 10 & via Zoom
Speaker
Event Description

Elie Bou-Zeid, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associated faculty in HMEI, will present “The Urbasphere: How Humans, Infrastructure and Nature Shape the Emerging Environment of Cities” for the final talk in HMEI's fall 2022 HMEI Faculty Seminar Series.

In the past 50 years, the global population living in cities increased from 35% to 55%, and may be nearly 70% by 2050. Urban population density and its associated infrastructure and resource needs create an environment unlike any other on Earth. Understanding and managing the “urbasphere” has never been more urgent as cities emerge as the central stage for confronting global challenges related to climate, population, resources and equity, among others.