Disruptive Trends at the 2015 AIBC Conference

by JOC staff
Journal of Commerce, Oct 30, 2015

Image: Charles Leman pictured onscreen during the Disruptive Trends plenary session October 29, 2015 at the AIBC Annual Conference. Photo by AIBC(Image: Charles Leman pictured onscreen during the Disruptive Trends plenary session October 29, 2015 at the AIBC Annual Conference. Photo by AIBC)

The panelists were Charles Leman, Steven Fleming, Kira Gerwing, Robert Brown and Newsha Gaeli.

Fleming began by explaining that he is an advocate of not only architecture, but cycling. He, in fact, wrote a book called “Cycle Space” which meshes the two disciplines. He said as a cyclist he spoke extensively in the Netherlands, but other cities have had a hard time adapting the Dutch model of cycling paths.

Fleming said transportation accounts for a third of our energy use and with increasingly efficient buildings will become half of our energy use. Cycling addresses this to a certain extent but we need to “bridge the fast zones,” he said.

Leman said “A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and value system.” Read more…

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