Bram Aerts, Kristiaan Borret, Reggie Canal, Brian Coleman, Giovanna Fossa, Lindsay Greene, Rob Lane, Dieter Leyssen, Patrick McKenna, Charles Negaro, Nina Rappaport, Ward Verbakel, Susan Wiviott, Laura Wolf-Powers, Nona Yehia
Hybrid Urban Factory: Creating the Industrial Community of the Future
Now that industry is often clean, green, small, and quiet it can be integrated with other uses at the city and building scale. This potential hybrid is as of yet very little explored. Convened by Nina Rappaport—educator, urbanist, and YSoA publications director—this symposium investigates what this new mix will look like and how it can encourage new entrepreneurs, jobs, and urban forms. How can hybrid models change with new technologies, sustainable manufacturing, and advanced production systems to be integrated into communities with local entrepreneurs at the helm? Can we break the planning and land-use patterns of segregated zoning by class and function to encourage mixed-use zoning? Architects, public officials, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations will present a series of case studies and design-driven discussions on policy and making things.
The symposium will convene on Thursday evening with a keynote talk by Nona Yehia of Vertical Harvest and on Friday two main sessions will mix the presenters in their discussions of combining spaces for production and community to reimagine the future of urban manufacturing. These spaces house jobs that also support social and economic equity.
Friday, November 10, 2023 12 AM
Hastings Hall, 180 York Street, Basement
Thursday, November 9
Opening Keynote, 6:30 p.m.
Co-Founder/CEO, Vertical Harvest Farms, Jackson Hole
“Harvesting Growth: Cultivating Community through the Hybrid Urban Factory”
Friday, November 10
Introductions, 9:30 a.m.
Dean Deborah Berke
Director of Publications, Yale School of Architecture
Morning Session, 10:00 a.m.
Bouwmeester of the Brussels Capital Region
“Brussels, Productive City”
Professor of Urban Design and Planning,
Polytechnic University of Milan
“Milan Manufacturing: Back to the Future”
President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard
“New Ideas for the Navy Yard”
Partner plusoffice, adjunct professor, KU Leuven, Belgium
“Hi! Site’s Renaissance: The Reuse of Industrial Space”
CEO, Chabaso Bakery, New Haven
“Chabaso Story: A Community Bakes”
Roundtable Discussion, 12:00 p.m.
Abby Hamlin, moderator
Hamlin Ventures & Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Yale, Fall 2020
Lunch, 1:00 p.m.
Q&A Discussion: The Real Live-Work, 2:00 p.m.
Principal, Plan & Process LLP, New York
CEO, The Bridge, New York
Brian T. Coleman
CEO, Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center