Monthly Archives: October 2010

Talk on Sat, 23 Oct 2010: “Sustainable urbanism and community capital” by Hank Dittmar

Association of British Scholars-Pune, British Library-Pune, College of Engineering-Pune, Club Vasundhara and Janvani are hapy to announce a talk by Hank Dittmar, CEO, The Prince’s Foundation for Built Environment, UK.

  • Title: “Sustainable urbanism and community capital”
  • Speaker: Henry Eric (Hank) Dittmar, CEO, The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, London, UK
  • Date/ Time: Sat, 23 Oct 2010, 7 -8 pm  (Registration at 6.30 pm)
  • Venue: Seminar Hall, College of Engineering, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Hank Dittmar

Hank DittmarThe Prince's Foundation

About the talk:  In his talk, Mr Dittmar will emphasize meeting the requirements of city growth through the provision of location efficiency, adequate public transport and walkable street networks. He will introduce the idea of using the built environment as a platform to build community capital with examples from The Prince’s Foundation’s work in teh UK and around the world.

About the speaker: Hank Dittmar has been Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment since January 2005. Until 2008, Mr. Dittmar was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism, an international membership organization that promotes the creation and restoration of compact, walkable, mixed-use cities, towns and neighbourhoods and remains on its board. Mr. Dittmar has over twenty years of progressively responsible international experience in urban design and development and urban and transport policy. Prior to assuming the post with The Prince’s Foundation, Mr. Dittmar was President and CEO of Reconnecting America. Mr. Dittmar was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton to the White House Advisory Committee on Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development’s Metropolitan Working Group, which he served as Chair. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment and was outstanding Alumnus of the Graduate School of the University of Texas in 2008.

More information about Hank Dittmar: http://www.princes-foundation.org/index.php?id=52

Contact person: Savitry Iyer, British Library (email: Savitry.Iyer@in.britishcouncil.org