Written by Ari Roth | October 11, 2016

After leaving Dr. Sarah Richardson’s Keynote, we hope you continued to explore the incredible possibilities of the new bioeconomy in our synbio track.

The 21st Century city also trended, starting with Biophilic Cities and PXD: Urban Strategy, followed by William McDonough’s Keynote where he introduced the carbon positive urban plan. Later in the day, Annette Kim visualized hidden urban phenomena, and 20 international sustainability directors converged in Our Cities, Our Climate

Today you heard how gene editing and design are fighting Mosquito-Borne Diseases, took your own shot at designing for deployment in the Humanitarian Design Summit, and explored innovative solutions to the global water crisis.

We previewed how the next administration will act on climate in Decision 2016, and heard Dr. Jonathan Pershing, the State Dept’s Special Envoy for Climate Change (and lead negotiator of the Paris Agreement) speak about scaling climate finance and the deployment of clean energy.

We hope you enjoyed the pop up installations in Brush Square, and the DOE’s Sunshot competition!

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