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Design U Virtual Summit: The Future of Eco-Conscious Living

Every design lover’s comprehensive resource for education, inspiration, community, exclusive content, and more from the world’s leading editors and experts.

Join us on a mission to create equity within design through education, empowerment, and opportunity for future generations and working designers.

Taubman College is a School Partner for this year’s Design U. Kathy Velikov, Taubman College professor and associate dean for research and creative practice, is among the speakers.

 

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Schedule

WELCOME

  • Jennifer Levene Bruno - Senior Vice President, Group Publishing Director of the Hearst Design Collection

HEARST CORPORATE AND UNITED NATIONS

  • David Carey - Senior Vice President Of Public Affairs And Communications, Hearst
  • Cassie Flynn - Head Of Climate Strategies And Policies At UNDP

VERANDA
PRESERVATION: A SOLUTION TOWARD BETTER ECO-CONSCIOUS LIVING

  • Steele Marcoux - Editor-in-chief, Veranda
  • CT Nguyen - Chair of Preservation Design at SCAD
  • Brent Leggs - Executive Director, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and Senior Vice President, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Nakita Reed - Associate at Quinn Evans and Host of the Tangible Remnants Podcast

EARTHECHO INTERNATIONAL AND THE OCEAN PLANET

  • Bob King - CEO of Humanscale
  • Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau - Journalists, Authors, Filmmakers, Explorers and Ocean Advocates

SPOTLIGHT: PIANA TECHNOLOGY

  • Andrea Piana - CEO of Piana Technology
  • Kathy Velikov - Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: REUSE AND RECOMMERCE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

  • Emily Tisch Sussman - Host of Your Political Playlist and Pivot Podcasts
  • Anushka Salinas - President and COO of Rent the Runway
  • Shilla Kim-Parker - CEO and Co-Founder of Thrilling

SPOTLIGHT: OSCAR MASSIN

  • Frédéric de Narp - CEO and Co-Founder of Oscar Massin
  • Kate Hudson - Award-Winning Actress and Entrepreneur

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

  • USC Cool Globes Re-imagining Scientific Information Through Design

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
RE-IMAGINING A HEALTHY KITCHEN

  • Carisha Swanson - Director of Editorial Special Projects, House Beautiful
  • MaryJo Camp - Partner, Designer, DesignCamp, RLLP
  • Laura Hodges - Owner and Principle Designer, Laura Hodges Studio 

SPOTLIGHT: TENCEL

  • Amanda Sims Clifford - Executive Editor, House Beautiful
  • Tricia Carey - Director of Global Business Development Denim and Americas at Lenzing Group

ELLE DÉCOR
MATERIAL WORLD: HOW WE'LL BUILD OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

  • Asad Syrkett - Editor-in-Chief, ELLE DÉCOR
  • Luam Melake - Senior Researcher of Healthy Materials Lab and Donghia Healthier Materials Library at Parsons School of Design
  • Beatrice Galilee - Co-Founder and Executive Director of The World Around
  • Jane Abernethy - Chief Sustainability Officer of Humanscale

 

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Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning