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Helen Goodland is a British architect with an MBA from the University of British Columbia in Canada. She is also a policymaker and business strategist, who believes construction is the one of the most important solutions for climate change and the urbanisation crisis, as well as working with the United Nations Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative’s technical committee that promotes sustainable buildings worldwide, writing manuals leading public policies regarding sustainable materials for constructions, among others. Therefore, she has worked with governments and privates to boost innovation in construction. Moreover, Goodland advocates for research and development investment and training, in order to transform this industry, putting innovation and sustainability into practice.

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Participate with Hellen in this 12th version of the WCTE

Participate with Hermann and Stefan in this 12th version of the WCTE

Hermann Kaufmann is an Austrian architect from the Technical University of Innsbruck and the Technical University of Vienna. He works with wood as a construction material, inspired by his family of carpenters and the legacy of his hometown Vorarlberg, which is known for its timber industry.

Stefan Winter is a German civil engineer from the Technical University of Munich and the Technical University Darmstadt. He has a PhD in composite steel and concrete structures, and ever since he has taught at many universities, such as the Technical University of Munich and the University of Leipzig.

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Aravena is a Chilean architect from the Universidad Católica de Chile, who has devoted his work to the public interest, as well as to have a positive social impact. Consequently, he has focused his work to answer sustainably to the social, humanitarian, and economic needs of people, for which he has been internationally recognized.

After graduating, the architect studied Theory and History at IUAV in Venice and Engraving at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, establishing his own practice in 1994. From 2000 to 2005 he served as professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he founded his architecture office ELEMENTAL, together with transport engineer Andres Iacobelli.


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Participate with John in this 12th version of the WCTE

John Moore has a PhD in forest resources from Oregon State University and has vast experience conducting researches regarding the use of wood in the construction industry.

He has worked in very important journals in New Zealand, such as the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science and the Annals of Forest Science, where he worked as associate editor in both of them. He has also worked in the International Union of Forest Research Organization as coordinator, and as research and development management in Timberlands Ltd.

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