Wed, Dec 11, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Sim Van der Ryn on 'Empathetic Design'

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Sim Van der Ryn
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Sim Van der Ryn

He's widely considered to be the grandfather of green architecture and sustainable design. Architect and UC Berkeley professor emeritus Sim Van der Ryn was championing innovations like solar roof panels and rainwater catchment systems before most people had even heard of them. The former state architect of California joins us to reflect on his career and his new book, "Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting to People, Nature and Self."

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Sim Van der Ryn, former California state architect for Governor Jerry Brown in the 1970s, professor emeritus of architecture at UC Berkeley and author of eight books

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