Our final day of SXSW Eco 2016 concluded with a standing room only presentation by Bill Nye. From inclusive design to collective impact to social entrepreneurship, Day 3’s programming focused on social equity.
Our 2PM Keynote, “Designing the Just City: Hip Hop Architecture” presented by Hip Hop Architect Mike Ford and Design Justice Advocate Bryan Lee Jr., delved into the role poor planning and architecture played in the development of Hip Hop culture. All the while, their talk underscored the necessary role a community should have in decisions made that effect the space they live in.
The first ever Health + Design Summit explored the connection between the built environment + public health while Day 2’s Keynote speaker William McDonough joined a panel yesterday morning to discuss radical organizational transparency. Author of Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction, Rana Faroohar explored how financialized commodity markets have led to political and economic volatility and how some policies could address it.
If energy is more your focus, we hope you enjoyed learning about Energy Gang Podcast’s opinions, plans for a more resilient and distributed grid, or about advanced nuclear facilities designed to help decarbonize our energy system.
SXSW Eco 2016 closed out on a high note with Science Guy Bill Nye’s Optimistic View for Merging Energy + Climate Policies. We left SXSW Eco feeling incredibly inspired by The Science Guy’s closing remarks, “With our brains, we’re going to solve these problems. We’re going to sove climate change. And dare I say it – we’re going to change the world!”