Introducing Ecocity World Summit Speakers, Part II

The next two weeks we will be highlighting the inspired thought leaders who will be speaking at Ecocity World Summit 2009.

Today we’re excited to announce the addition of Engin Ayaz and Jake Levitas from Arup to our line-up of speakers. Engin and Jake enjoy exploring synergies across various technical focus areas and developing integrated design scenarios with strong visual outputs.

Engin Ayaz, Energy and Resources Consultant

Engin PortraitEngin Ayaz is an energy and resources consultant in the Arup’s Buildings team in San Francisco. Engin has an interdisciplinary background in engineering and architecture and focuses on carbon, climate change and informatics in the context of architecture, engineering and planning. Engin enjoys exploring synergies across various technical focus areas and developing integrated design scenarios with strong visual outputs. Previously, he worked on a sustainability research assignment across five Arup offices. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Engin has a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from Stanford University and is a LEED accredited professional.

Monday, December 14, 17:15-18:15 Session 5: Planning Tools for Sustainability

Jake Levitas, Sustainability Consultant

Jake Levitas_photoJake Levitas is a Sustainability Consultant with Arup’s Planning team in San Francisco. His experience in sustainability consulting ranges from applying sustainability to design, construction and operation of urban planning projects and infrastructure to analysis of corporate objectives and implementing sustainability plans for organizations. He has contributed to environmental impact assessment work, as well as both public and private sustainable development projects. He has notable experience with GIS analysis, mapping, and database management in the context of integrated sustainable design.

Monday, December 14, 17:15-18:15 Session 5: Planning Tools for Sustainability

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