Cuba Facing Forward

This past November AHI hosted a one-day symposium to bring together forward-looking thinking on the changes taking place in US-Cuba relations and how they impact the built and natural environments in Cuba. AHI organized this symposium in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The conference aimed to:

  • Create an open, frank, and constructive discourse on Cuba’s future.
  • Explore via lively panels the possible effects of transition on Cuba’s built and natural environment, and how to harness the forces of change to improve both.
  • Foster an ongoing multi-party conversation leading to guiding principles for economic, ecological, and cultural resilience in Cuba.

Panelists represented leading professionals, both Cuban and International, in architecture, urban planning, ecology, and real estate development.

For deeper insight into the discussions that took place at November's event, you can read the Cuba Facing Forward conference summary, available in English here and also in a Spanish translation.

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