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Need inspiration and energy to tackle your next challenge?

Join us every second Tuesday of the month for a dose of optimism with thought-provoking guests who are revolutionizing their fields. Innovators will lead virtual workshops for an hour of discovery, inspiration, and community. Led by editor in chief, Avinash Rajagopal, these workshops will be guided by our audience, where questions are not only welcome but encouraged.

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Kristiaan Borret, bouwmeester – maître architecte (BMA), Brussels Capital Region (Belgium) 

Tuesday, March 12, 4 PM ET

Do Cities Need a Design Leader?

Can cities benefit from having an independent design visionary and orchestrator? That's the role Kristiaan Borret plays as the bouwmeester – maître architecte, or Master Architect, in Brussels, catalyzing and supervising the design quality of urban development projects. Borret previously held the same position in the city of Antwerp and also supervises the transformation of two major areas in Amsterdam.

Join him to discuss the challenges and opportunities in bridging design and policy between the public and private sectors to help cities meet the challenges of the future.

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Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, Global Network for Zero 

Tuesday, April 9, 4 PM ET

How Can We Get to Zero? 

Only 0.023% of buildings in the world today are net zero, and most of those only focus on energy reduction. What will it take for the building industry to cut its carbon footprint radically and quickly? No one has a better prescription for a zero-emissions built environment than Mahesh Ramanujam, the president and CEO of Global Network for Zero, who led the green buildings movement for many years in various positions at USGBC.

Join him for a vibrant discussion about how we can overcome barriers and set priorities for climate action.

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