Gulf Coast Green 2019
Crossroads: Inclusive Exchange


The Design of Belonging


In the age of economic and cultural globalization, an urgent role for architects and designers is to  improve a sense of belonging among people, organizations, communities, and cultures. From the scale  of individuals to the scales of cities, regions, and the entire planet, the design and development of places—and the dissemination of media imagery—can have a significant impact on the ecology of interaction.  
The talk will be organized around four scales of belonging and framed as a call to action. Each topic will include key action items for the design industry to embrace. Spatial, organizational, community, and planetary belonging will be addressed with references to writings by the speaker.



Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a Design Director and Global Co-Director of Design Resilience with Gensler. He has authored two books, contributed to several others, and published hundreds of essays on design for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets. A popular public speaker, he has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW Eco, the Idea Festival, and many other events, addressing a cumulative audience of over 25,000 people. His latest book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press, 2012), has won a New York Book Show Award, has been Amazon’s #1 bestseller for sustainable design, and was listed among the three dozen books “all designers should read” (Environmental Building News). As of 2015, he was one of only 30 people in the world to be named a Fellow with both the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council. “Lance Hosey is on a crusade to revolutionize what it means to be sustainable.” —Builder magazine 

Time and Location


8:30am - 9:40am

CE Credit