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Post Oil City Exhibit and Workshops

The negative side effects of fossil fuel use are becoming increasingly apparent and costly. City life over the past 50 years has been very oil dependent. From buildings, to mobility, to heating and cooling systems, to meeting the water and food demand of high density urban populations, cities run on oil. Therefore, if cities could function without oil, what means would be used to effectively meet the needs of residents? The Post Oil City exhibit will explore this premise.

Presented by the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Post Oil City Exhibition will present solutions for the post oil city as envisioned by architects, planners, designers and engineers from 10 different countries. Embedded in the exhibit will be smaller workshops on topics shaping the post oil city of the future. Each topic will be discussed by panelists representing federal government agencies, district agencies, the private and non-profit sector, and individual residents. Free workshops will be held between Jan. 31 and Feb. 21 on the topics of mobility, energy, functionality, water and food security:  

  • Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - The City of the Future: Mobility and Energy Workshop with speakers from the U.S. and D.C. Government.
  • Feb. 1, 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. - Planning the Post Oil City Workshop featuring SOLARTECH Stuttgart.
  • Feb. 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - The Future of Urban Mobility Workshop featuring Volkswagen.  
  • Feb. 15, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. - The City of the Future: Materials and Functionality Workshop featuring building materials producer REHAU.
  • Feb. 21, 10:00 a.m. – Noon - The City of the Future: Water & Food Security Workshop with speakers from the U.S. and DC Government.

An opening reception on Thurs., Jan. 30, at 5:00 p.m., will precede the workshops and will feature a special introduction by Ursula Seiler-Albring, president of the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. Click here to register for any of the events.


Categories: Exhibits, Discussion, Free

Event Venue

The University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:00pm
  • Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:00am

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