Last Call for Planet Earth

Washington, D.C. Premiere A Twelve leading architects and urban planners from around the world, including Thomas Mayne of the United States, Kengo Kuma of Japan, Markku Komonen of Finland, Jaime Lerner of Brazil, Ivan Harbour of the United Kingdom and Massimiliano Fuksas of Italy, share their vision on architecture that respects nature. Focusing on people who care about our future and who want to make a difference, the film is a reflection on the value society places on the built environment and how architecture influences society. The quick and energetic mastery of sustainable development and its application to architecture and town planning concerns us all. Directed and produced by Jacques Allard. Nominated among the five best projects of Sustainable Energy 2007/2008.

Introduced by J.D. Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences. Following the screening, Architect and National Building Museum Curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino will facilitate a panel discussion with Jaime Van Mourik, US Green Building Council Higher Education Sector Manager, Meghan Walsh, LEED AP, Architect, and Travis L. Price III, Principal of Travis Price Architects.

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