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66CE - Sustainable Communities Around the World

25 May 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

Avi Friedman, PhD, OAQ, professor of architecture, designer and author of 18 books including Innovative Houses, Narrow Houses, and Sustainable Houses with Small Footprints visited new innovative sustainable residential projects around the world and interviewed their designers. He documented award-winning communities on four continents in countries such as Singapore, China, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and the United States. In his presentation, Avi will describe these unique projects, their technologies, lessons and potential effects on future design of neighborhoods and homes in Canada.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain familiarity with social, economic and environmental trends that will affect future Canadian residential design.
  2. Gain familiarity with recent urban design and technological innovations that affect planning, construction, and design of communities.
  3. View cutting-edge designs by architects from around the world who included these principles and technologies in their work.
  4. See how these trends affect design of different housing types (i.e. low- and high-density dwellings) and their relevancy to Canada.


Avi Friedman, PhD, OAQ, IAA

Avi Friedman co-founded the Affordable Homes Program at McGill University. He is the author of 16 books, a syndicated columnist, a practising architect and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Manning Innovation Award, the World Habitat Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada.

This session is sponsored by Molok North America Ltd.