Can a modern American city ever be sustainable?
“Not at the rate we are going” says Kimberly A. Gray Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at
perspective on the strides we can take to make our cities more sustainable.
She will speak at
Ms. Gray will discuss the requirements and the feasibility of developing truly renewable energy sources. She will also consider the role of technology in finding solutions to the problem of sustainability and will stress that technology alone will not supply the answers. She will describe how a deeper understanding of the structure of ecological systems is key to designing sustainable cities. She will draw on examples of re-engineering the water cycle and a 100 year vision for the City of
Kimberly Gray holds appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in Chemical and Biological Engineering at
The Chicago Legal Clinic to provide technical expertise to solve environmental problems for low-income urban communities.