Jackson Koeppel: Redefining Infrastructure
Monday, November 18, 2013 1:00 - 2:00pm
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A presentation by Jackson Koeppel of Soulardarity about the power of distributed energy generation and community infrastructure ownership in Detroit.
Soulardarity is facilitating the installation of 200 community-owned solar-powered streetlights in Highland Park, a three-square-mile city within Detroit where most utility- owned street lig hts were repossessed in 2011. Soulardarity is using the innovative technology of off-grid solar as a tool to redefine how infrastructure is planned, built, and owned, and the many ways in which new technology can facilitate social change. Soulardarity’s mission is to help economically-deprived communities find solutions to a range of problems by redefining infrastructure and forming new models of civic participation. Jackson Koeppel is a founder of Soulardarity and a member of Grand Aspirations, a national non-profit empowering young leaders to build a green and just economy.
Lecture located in Room 315F
This event is organized by The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design
Open only to current Cooper Union students/faculty/staff.