EDRA45 New Orleans: Building with Change
- Jeff Carney Former Director, Coastal Sustainability Studio
- Kristi Cheramie
- Silvia Cox
Jeff Carney and Kristi Cheramie co-chaired the 2014 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference. The conference served as an opportunity to engage a broad range of our design collaborators in a layered conversation about human settlement in a changing environment.
A primary concern to address was how to create a gathering that supported a truly cross-disciplinary conversation while maintaining academic rigor and creating measurable cross-disciplinary value. A call was developed for track chairs to build upon the overall theme of Building with Change. Each of the 12 selected tracks was administered by an individual or group of researchers from a range of fields. The 45th annual EDRA conference gathered over 500 researchers, professionals, and academics from a range of fields. The conference had the most presentation submissions and highest attendance of any EDRA conference to date.