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CMUThink Pittsburgh - Hotel Monaco

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CMUThink Pittsburgh: Greening the Urban Environment

Dana Cupkova, Assistant Professor of Architecture, College of Fine Arts
Albert Presto (E 2005), Associate Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

As more people concentrate in urban areas, it is increasingly imperative that the systems that make a city function adapt to become healthier, sustainable and more responsive to changes in the environment. Join CMU faculty members Dana Cupkova and Albert Presto (E 2005) to learn how they are addressing this challenge by developing new approaches to sustainable, adaptive architecture and investigating the health impacts of air pollution, respectively. 

Dana Cupkova, assistant professor of architecture, will discuss her research into the relationship between design-space and ecology, developing new approaches to architecture that respond to specific climate and socio-political conditions while being tightly coupled with flow of resources, thermodynamic behaviors and human experiences. 

Albert Presto, associate research professor of mechanical engineering, will discuss his research into the effects of “grills and grilles” on air pollution exposure in urban environments.

CMUThink Pittsburgh is part of CMUThink, a program of the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association that provides intellectual experience for alumni. 
Space is limited, and registration is required. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 25.

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