Designing Sustainable Desert Community

Presented by: Dr. Ben-Eli
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Dr. Ben-Eli
Dr. Ben-Eli
Founder, Sustainability Laboratory

About the Instructor

Dr. Michael Ben-Eli is an international management consultant, and the founder of the Sustainability Laboratory, which was established to develop sustainability practices and approaches, among others.

He also pioneered the applications of Systems Thinking and Cybernetics in management and organization. He synthesized strategy issues in various parts of the world and different institutional settings including small high technology firms, multinational enterprises, financial institutions, manufacturing companies, health care organizations, educational organizations, NGOs, government agencies, and international multilateral organizations over the years.

Today, he is focusing on issues related to sustainability and sustainable development. He also authored the widely acclaimed five-core sustainability principles.

Dr. Michael Ben-Eli graduated from the Architectural Association in London and received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Cybernetics at Brunel University under Gordon Pask.

As close associate of R. Buckminster Fuller, Dr. Ben-Eli collaborated on research projects on advanced structural systems, exploration of technology management-related issues, studies on world resources.

This webinar highlights Dr. Michael Ben-Eli's Project Wadi Attir in the Negev Desert. This groundbreaking infrastructure on a 100-acre desert land showcases the five core principles of sustainability: material domain, economic domain, domain of life, social domain, and the spiritual domain. It also explores the various activities and new strategies for self-sustaining, ecologically and socially flourishing communities in desert climates.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to develop sustainable communities in desert areas

2. Have an in-depth knowledge on this breakthrough approach in sustainable design for future infrastructure and agricultural projects.

General Course Information

Credits1 CEU/CE/PH/CH
FormatPre-recorded webinar
PresenterProf. Michael Ben-Eli

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Canada Provinces and Territories

British ColumbiaYes, per reciprocity with LA CES
OntarioYes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course Contents

1 Video
1 Quiz
1 Survey
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum

Designing Sustainable Desert Community
Designing Sustainable Desert Community Quiz
Designing Sustainable Desert Community Survey