Free Public Lecture by Professor David Hood

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Monday 22 August at 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lecture Room 3.402
Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland



Professor David Hood, a civil and environmental engineer with vast experience across major civil and military projects, professional development in emerging economies, senior management in both the public and private sectors and in education, will discuss how human activities and our current business paradigms, and personal lifestyles are impacting on the planet. However, it need not lead to a Great Disruption – there is hope, but only if we realise what we are doing, and take immediate restorative action.

Following a successful career in project management David took over and commissioned Australia’s then New Parliament House in the mid 1980s – a life changing career episode. Since that project, David has become increasingly involved in fostering a culture of sustainability across all engineering disciplines, and the built environment. David, an accredited Presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Project, is also Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council, a new industry association developing the world’s first sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure.

In November 2010, David was elected National Deputy President of Engineers Australia, and will become National President in November this year.

David leads the Sustainability and Organisational Performance Program of the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) based at QUT in Brisbane.