6 p.m., Economist Robert Shiller and others lecture on solutions to the economic crisis. The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, first floor. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-229-5901, ext. 4911. More information here.
6:30 p.m., GreenHomeNYC hosts “Green Building 101,” focusing on energy and water, with three professionals who have engaged the issue at length to present a short primer of things that he/she would like everyone to know about the topic. Free and open to the public. Häfele Showroom (25 East 26th Street at Madison Avenue.) More information and speaker bios here.
7 p.m., Architect Daniel Libeskind speaks about his new book Counterpoint at the Strand Bookstore, followed by a book signing. The event will also stream online at the Strand Web site. 828 Broadway at 12th Street.