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 --
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.
“Our first Conference on Sustainable Real Estate reflects our leadership in the area of environmentally- and socially-responsible development,” said James Stuckey, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate divisional dean. “The SBE, led by Dr. Constantine Kontokosta, is not only creating an unprecedented platform to share innovative ideas through the Conference and other events, but it is also shaping the direction of the industry with respect to cutting-edge technologies, policies, and finance.”
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 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.
About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (www.scps.nyu.edu/schack) was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack is home to graduate degree and related graduate certificate programs—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management and the new MS in Real Estate Development—which enroll some 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and have nearly 2,500 alumni degree-holders around the globe. In addition, each year approximately 7,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering. The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on Real Estate Capital Markets and REITs. NYU Schack is one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally.