Larch Lab’s Michael Eliason will be co-teaching a session on trends in European ecodistricts and decarbonization for the NewCities’ Masterclass in March, which will be focusing on solutions that address the housing and climate crises.
NewCities is a nonprofit organization based in Canada committed to shaping healthier, more inclusive, and resilient cities through meaningful collaboration.
Key themes of the series will include:
- How restrictions on building in dense urban areas fuel migration and housing starts in climate disaster-prone regions
- How ecodistricts and neighborhood-scale projects can deploy lower-cost, lower-carbon techniques and technologies such as passivhaus, prefabrication, and mass timber
- How integrated development models offer opportunities to lower costs and energy intensity while increasing resilience and community
- How changes in housing markets and messaging might steer inhabitants toward more climate-resilient housing and regions
Eliason will be co-teaching w/ Seattle OPCD’s Acting Director, Rico Quirindongo. The session will review recent trends in European ecodistricts with an emphasis on livability, open space, and a strong economic and social mix – along with strategies for decarbonization and climate adaptation.
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