Gary Lawrence

Arup | Seattle, United States

About

Gary Lawrence is Arup’s Urban Strategy Leader providing thought leadership for strategic urban development throughout the firm’s 86 global offices. He is the driving force behind Arup’s vision to create communities of the present and future that address human need and environmental limitations. Gary’s roots are planted in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. As Redmond City Manger Gary turned the first shovel of dirt on the development of Microsoft’s campus then, as Planning Director for the City of Seattle, went on to lead development of the first municipal sustainability-focused comprehensive plan in the world: Toward a Sustainable Seattle. National and international recognition of his work soon followed and Gary has subsequently served as advisor to the Clinton Administration's Council on Sustainable Development, the UN’s Habitat II, the US Agency for International…

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03 March 2008

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Urban Development To Combat Climate Change

Gary Lawrence of Arup discussed the potential of an integrated urbanism approach at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Drawing on lessons learned from...

Research

03 March 2008

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Urban Development To Combat Climate Change: Dongtan Eco-city and Risk Management Stratagies

Peter Head & Gary Lawrence, ARUP

Drawing on lessons learned from the planning and development of a new, low-carbon eco-city on an island opposite Shanghai in China, this paper explores the...