Past Event

Design Alert: Blue is the Next Green

Wed, Dec 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Design Alert: Blue Is the Next Green

This program is cancelled

Peter Williams, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Architect, ARCHIVE Global

According to some studies, nearly 10 percent of people who move to a city each year move directly into a home that is overcrowded, structurally unsound, has inadequate sanitation and/or where the risk of eviction looms continually. Among the most economically disadvantaged in this group, many people die from infectious disease each year. Projections about urban health and urban growth warrant an innovative strategy which invests in building green, building health and building both affordably. Design can be the ultimate catalyst here.
With this in mind, architect Williams designs healthy homes to help prevent illnesses like cholera and malaria in poor and underserved communities through his nonprofit ARCHIVE Global. Williams will discuss why he founded ARCHIVE Global and how it has helped in many devastating situations, such as in the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

MLF: International Relations
Location: SF Club Office
Time:  5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Karen Keefer
Also know: In association with the NorCal Peace Corps Association and the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley