Funded by the Georgetown Environmental Impact Initiative (GEI), the Symposium is novel in its mission to unite experts in scientific research, municipal leadership, sustainability experts, and industry to meet the concrete GHG mitigation challenge. The overall meeting goal is to discuss and fast-track shared directions for the world’s biggest cities to reduce concrete environmental impact in view of growing population and infrastructure-driven demand for concrete use. We are delighted to announce the partnership with sustainability policy leaders like the C40 Cities, USGBC and the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance; industry advocates like the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, and cities like our Nation's Capital and others that will be in attendance.

Big cities are in hyper-growth mode – expanding infrastructure to support a world population projected to surge past 9 billion by mid-century -- of which more than 70% will live in urban areas. The United Nations organization is foreseeing that 5 to7 cities of the size of New York should be built every year till 2050. City leaders are challenged to focus greater attention and resources on mitigating the negative effects of indispensable products like concrete, while at the same time supporting smart city infrastructure growth. The Symposium is a strong start at doing just that.


Benoit Baillart (Urban Lab, thecamp), Laurent Barcelo (Lafarge-HOLCIM), Gina Bocra (NYC Sustainability), Uwe Brandes (Georgetown University), Leif Dormsjo (DC DOT), Julia Garbini (RMCREF), Jeremy Gregory (CSHub MIT), Greg Kats (Capital E, Blue Planet), Harrison Newton (DC 100RC), Karthik Obla (NRMCA), Brendan Owens (USGBC), Brendan Shane (C40), Franz-J. Ulm (MIT), William Updike (DC DOEE), Tommy Wells (DC DOEE)

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