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Tulane University

November 21, 2011

The Sustainable Real Estate program had a booth in the Expo of the Urban Land Institute Fall meeting in Los Angeles in October.  Several students joined Director Alexandra Stroud to talk to interested students and promote the program.  Director Stroud participated on a panel at the ULI Fall Meeting entitled Post-Catastrophe Reconstruction: Case Studies of  Japan, Chile, Haiti, and New Orleans.   She spoke on a panel with representatives of these other disasters about the recovery effort in New Orleans.

Faculty members Alexandra Stroud, Tatiana Eck, Casius Pealer and Reuben Teague all participated in the Green Build conference in Toronto in early October.  Professor Stroud and Professor Pealer were included in the Greenbuild NEXT VIP interview series .  Professor Eck is an integral part of the Green Build conference planning committee.  Professor Pealer participated in the Affordable Housing Forum.  Professor Teague presented at the conference in a presentation entitled, 100 Sustainable Homes; Lessons Learned in New Orleans’ Project Home Again with Tulane School of Architecture alumni, John Williams.

The Sustainability and Globalization lecture series is underway.  The September lecturer was Allison Plyer with Greater New Orleans Community Data Center presenting the Index at Six, a report summarizing the progress of New Orleans since Katrina.  The October lecture was given by Terry Henry, of Global Perpetual Energy.  His company is developing a device that produces enough wind, water and solar power to power a small city post disaster.  

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