Edward Huang, PhD, is September 2022 City Club Speaker
September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ecoscaping for Powering Nature at Homes: The Case of Arcadia EcoHome, Arcadia
With the prolonged drought, frequent & intensified heat waves, spread wildfires and other climate emergencies taken a toll across the American West in recent years, new state & local climate policies/mandates to reduce water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are up for implementation. Dr. Huang in his presentation will share his views and actions as to how we as individuals can be part of the solution and not the problem for those emergencies. Dr. Huang will introduce the concept of nature-based solutions to carbon & water footprints and principles & practices of Ecological Landscaping at our home gardens to mitigate those climate issues. He will showcase building & landscaping features at the Arcadia EcoHome in EcoHome in Arcadia, designed & built by him, and calls for participation & practice of ecoscaping to repair & restore natural ecology and healthy environment.
Edward Huang, PhD, AICP, LEED AP, GCP, CGBP, CGREP, CEI, QWEL
Dr. Huang possesses 40+ years of practical & academic experiences in interdisciplinary fields of urban administration & planning, community/citizen participation, environmental-ecological sustainability & resiliency, architecture, real estate, project management, and international education. He has worked on a variety of capacities in both public & private sectors, both large & small cities & companies, both in offices & fields, both technical & managerial roles, and both in policy formulation & implementation for urban development & redevelopment projects. He has actively served in many city commissions & committees, and community/grassroots organizations on worldwide basis. As a specialist & scholar in sustainable & resilient development, Dr. Huang has been invited to teach, lecture, tutor and/or research at 100+ colleges, universities, design & research institutes in the US, China/Taiwan/Hong Kong, & Saudi Arabia, and has been appointed to 80+ honorary posts as a mentor, advisor, expert, adjunct/visiting/guest professor or researcher, & juror by those institutions. He has been working on writing professional books and naturalizing & rewilding the yards of his residence Arcadia EcoHome through the past 2 years during the pandemic crisis.