2016 Bamboo in the Urban Environment Symposium
With support from a US State Department IIE Global Innovation Institute (GII) award, a Symposium entitled Bamboo in the Urban Environment was held at the University of Pittsburgh May 4-6, 2016. The symposium and GII project brings together leading experts to enable the safe use of bamboo in urban centers. The resulting collaborative research – involving engineering, architecture and forestry researchers from around the world – has significant technical and social relevance through its potential to reduce the cost and environmental impact of safe housing for a significant proportion of the world’s population. This work addresses the global grand challenges of urbanization and resilience in the face of natural hazards and climate change through facilitating the use of a renewable ‘green’ material.
Participation in the symposium was by invitation – 40 participants, representing 14 countries and territories attended. Technical presentations and the keynote lecture were recorded and archived (below) allowing access by the broadest possible international audience.
FINAL SYMPOSIUM AGENDA
2017 Bamboo Symposium
Links to Presentations