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Global climate change coupled with population and economic growth around the world are drivers for the increased demand to build cities, infrastructure, and housing. This presentation will highlight the need for low-temperature manufacturing of novel materials for construction with a special emphasis on cementitious materials – the most utilized material in the world. The use of biological matter and non-food crops to develop these materials will also be discussed to inspire new concepts in the circularity of our materials economy. Audience members will be invited to consider the systems-nature of global climate change and how new partnerships in sustainable cementitious materials can directly address critical environmental impact challenges, such as material scarcity and high-CO2 materials.