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AIACC Design Course #aeck-D104a: MDC - Dr. Dickson Despommier: The Vertical Farm

Presented by: Dr. Dickson Despommier, PhD

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.0 Hours

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Course release date: January, 2012.

In this 60-minute course, filmed live as part of the AIA California Council's 2011 Monterey Design Conference, Dickson Despommier, PhD, tackles some of the greatest challenges facing humans and the natural world alike. Dr. Despommier demonstrates the concept of vertical farming, a unique way of using technology to change how we grow food, treat the earth, and form our urban spaces. With vertical farming we can create a sustainable and ecologically balanced world in a way that has not been done in the history of human society. In a simultaneously heart-wrenching and uplifting lecture, packed with astounding facts, statistics and anecdotes, Dr. Despommier illustrates that humanity's future can easily be a bright one, but only if we act now.

This course is presented in high definition video and is available on computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Purchase of this course entitles one individual to view the course. For group prices or group showings, please email Michael@aecKnowledge.com or call 415.383.7011.

(As licensing requirements differ by state, please check with your state licensing board to ensure that this course meets their specific continuing education requirements.)

Course Prices: $30 AIA members, $40 non-members
Series Prices (7 courses from Monterey Design Conference – 15% savings): $179 AIA members, $238 non-members

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