Gary Lawrence – Keynote

AB-Gary-LawrenceGary Lawrence  is Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), an $8-billion global provider of professional technical and management support services. AECOM’s 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals — serve clients in more than 130 countries around the world.

 Mr. Lawrence leads AECOM’s sustainability efforts by managing AECOM’s extensive resources and skills in sustainability for projects across the enterprise. He is also an AECOM spokesperson and thought leader on sustainability issues. During his 30-year-plus career in public and private policy and management, his leadership skills have contributed to various global initiatives engaging in research and practice to mitigate climate change and adaptation strategies.

His work entails international agreements on ecosystem services, greening the grey and how to bring capital, social interaction and intelligence to bear on mitigating the risks associated with natural disaster.

Water and climate are key levers in his international work with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Design Futures Council.  They have become the focus of international meetings of Secretaries of Defense, bringing focus on how water and climate drive social stability and thereby national security.

Gary will lead a workshop on designing resilient communities in the face of climate change on March 25-26 and will present a keynote speech as part of the conference on Saturday March 28.

Register for Gary's workshop - Designing Resilient Communities here

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