Keynote Speaker

Alan M. Berger

Alan M. Berger is the Norman B. and Muriel Leventhal Professor of Advanced Urbanism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is founding director of P-REXlab (www.alanmberger.com), and codirector of MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. All of his research, teaching, and practice emphasize the links between urbanization and the loss of natural resources and growth of waste, to help us better understand how to proceed with redesigning intelligent outcomes. Alan’s research spans a wide interdisciplinary range, including: urban planning for autonomous mobility, resilient urbanism, growth boundary landscapes, reclamation of ecological systems, wetland design, and sustainable cities and suburban forms. His books include Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America, and Reclaiming the American West, Designing the Reclaimed Landscape; Infrastructural Monument, and Scaling Infrastructure (ed. w/ Alexander D’Hooghe); Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta (ed. w/ Margaret Crawford); Systemic Design © Can Change the World; and Landscape + Urbanism Around the Bay of Mumbai (ed. w/ Rahul Mehrotra). His most recent best-selling anthology, Infinite Suburbia (ed. w/ Joel Kotkin, Celina Balderas Guzman, Oct, 2017), examines the emerging global suburban condition and how to optimize its potential. Prior to MIT, Alan was Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Assistant Professor at University of Colorado-Denver. He is a Fellow of The American Academy in Rome, and Honorary Visiting Professor at Oslo School of Architecture. (Photo by - photo par : Chris Gillette)

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