The 2011 Katerva Awards will award sustainability initiatives in 10 categories. The following experts will be reviewing finalists and selecting a winner and runner up in their category.
The continued growth of the global human population demands changes to infrastructure and living spaces. As well, food, energy, communications, water, and other resource delivery systems need to be upgraded and streamlined. This category covers the creation of energy efficient and sustainable remakes of the current systems in place to house and support people.
Alistair leads the Sustainable Buildings Network for ARUP in Europe and is a Founder Member of the UK Green Building Council. He has a wide experience of working in multidisciplinary teams on the design and supervision of services in building projects around the world. He believes strongly that a holistic view of the built environment is the only way to a sustainable future. Alistair has provided Building Services and Sustainable Design advice for a wide variety of building types including high rise projects around the world. He is a Special Professor of Environmental Design University of Nottingham and a founder member of the UK Green Building Council.
Guy is an environmental engineer and sustainability consultant. He founded dcarbon8 Ltd in 2006, a specialist carbon management and sustainable business consultancy, and in 2007 he was the inspiration behind Planet Positive a new global standard for carbon measurement and management. In March 2010 dcarbon8 was acquired by Deloitte and Guy is now a partner responsible for carbon and sustainability within the practice. Guy is recognized as a thought leader within his field and during his career has worked on a number of highly innovative building designs and consultancy projects.
Nicholas is currently the Chairman of the Cities and Climate Change Commission of the World Future Council, the Assurance Group of the Urban Infrastructure Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the Steering Committee of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign. He has over 30 years of experience advising governments, local authorities, the private and civil society sectors in the areas of public policy, strategic planning, best practice and benchmarking in housing and urban development.
Janis is Professor of Sustainable Design at the University of Auckland. She worked as an urban designer and city planner, as well as a registered architect and lawyer, in San Francisco. When moving to Australia she turned to academia. Her most recent position in Australia was Professor of Architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. She has run many tertiary and professional development units on sustainable systems, has written over 100 papers and has given over 100 invited talks on this area. Her books are Design for Sustainability (2002) and Positive Development (2008).
Kirstin is Executive Director for Ecocity Builders, a leading ecological city planning, design and development educational nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1997, Kirstin has presented for the organization locally, nationally and internationally. Her articles and essays on ecocities, urban ecology and the environment have appeared in a number of publications, including Orion Afield, Ecotecture and Wilderness and Human Communities, The Spirit of the 21st Century.