Forum 2016 – Infrastructure Space is fully dedicated to the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction that focussed on the topic of Infrastructure Space and was held in Detroit. The publication provides an overview of the event that brought together some 300 leading thinkers from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, social science, business, and industry from 40 countries. They spent three days examining questions related to infrastructure on architectural, metropolitan, territorial and planetary scale – today and for the long term. Given the unprecedented decline of Detroit, the city was the perfect location to impressively illustrate the importance of delivering adaptable infrastructure for society.
In addition to insights from the expert workshops and integrated excursions, the booklet also features the highlights of the keynote addresses by the Editor of the Detroit Free Press, Stephen Henderson; Director of the Environment Directorate at the OECD, Simon Upton; Professor of Architecture at Yale University, Keller Easterling; Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science, Ricky Burdett; UN Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Carlos Lopes; Special Envoy for International Water Affairs in the Netherlands, Henk Ovink; and LafargeHolcim CEO, Eric Olsen.