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RISE – Creating Climate Action (Day Two Workshop)

November 8, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

RISE – Creating Climate Action

We know climate change is real. The question is, what are we going to do about it? Our cities bear the brunt of extreme weather, rising sea levels, and the health effects of pollution. People are seeking resources to reduce their environmental impact, and promising solutions. An effective response will require us to respond both as individuals and as communities. Our communities need help scaling up, educating residents, making alternative energy more accessible, sharing best practices for implementation and advocating for the development of infrastructure with climate change and its effects in mind.

You are invited to participate in Rise | Creating Climate Action with designers, concerned consumers, climate scientists, and businesses focused on alternative energy and responsible urban planning.


The event begins with a Friday evening reception and lecture series featuring speakers from SasakiNext Step Living and The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health.

On Saturday, participants will take part in an intensive daylong Design Thinking workshop led by local service design professionals. Workshop facilitators will guide workshop participants through a collaborative ideation and design process, including research into a defined problem space, brainstorming, and rapid prototyping. Client representatives from a national solar energy firm will offer expert perspectives on the desirability, feasibility, and potential business implications of new ideas. Groups of participants will take part in reframing, user research, ideation, iterative prototyping and envisioning.

Who should attend:

Professionals in both the public and private sector seeking to elevate the role of design in creating social impact

  • Business Leaders
  • Designers & Engineers
  • Strategists, Researchers & Planners
  • Program, Product or Project Managers
  • Community Activists
  • Policy Makers

Admissions: AIGA & Impact Hub Members: $75 Non-members: $95 Sign up today, space is limited.


November 8, 2014
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Scott Novotny


CIC Cambridge – Havana Room
1 Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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