The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue

A symposium on energy and architecture organized by The Architectural League of New York and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue is an afternoon symposium in which architects will lead discussions on the energy issue with the investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, policy experts, journalists, and filmmakers closest to the power of energy. Jeremy Leggett, author of The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance, will deliver a keynote address on the systemic risks he sees the fossil fuel industry posing to our environmental and economic future: risks of the intensification of climate change; a bubble in capital markets; an overvaluation of the promise of shale oil and gas; and the impact of misplaced complacency about the long-term balance of supply and demand in energy markets.

The Five Thousand Pound Life (5KL) is an initiative of The Architectural League on new ways of thinking, talking, and acting on architecture, climate change, and our economic future.

The Energy Issue is a GSAPP initiative to make energy a cultural issue, launched in partnership with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®.

This event is free and open to all. RSVP required to


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Saturday, May 10, 2014
    02:00 pm

  • Where: 

    The Times Center
    242 West 41st Street
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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