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TEDxPhylly speech, Architecture critic Inga Saffron challenges cities to shift focus and look beyond skyscraper fantasies in her TEDxPhilly talk - "Moving from The Grand Vision to The Grand Adjustment." Cities should instead work to improve and build amenities that make urban areas better places to live for existing dwellers. Public spaces should be a priority: upgrade transit systems, add bike lanes to all major roadways, increase walkability, create and maintain great parks and public plazas. Saffron believes that skyscrapers are not the only way to achieve the worthy goal of density and sustainability. To explain, she points to the success of mid-rise buildings in Philadelphia and posits that different cities need a range of densities. American cities must be flexible and make adjustments - an idea jokingly demonstrated in Saffron's opening skyscraper yoga poses. Uploaded on Jan 29, 2012
How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
UO-Portland Architecture Lecture Series 2010-01-2
Professor Nico Larco speaks on Fringe Urbanism: Untapped Potential for Sustainable Suburbs.
There is currently a shift occurring within the peripheries of our cities as social constructs and physical realities collide. The re-development of suburbia holds enormous promise both as an adaptation to changing sociology and in the potential for a more sustainable approach to existing forms of development.
Smart ICT for Sustainable Living in Stockholm Royal Seaport
Swedish ICT is leading an initiative aiming to detail a generic information and communication infrastructure for Stockholm Royal Seaport, a much talked about new city district of Stockholm. The VINNOVA-funded project, Smart ICT for living and working in Stockholm Royal Seaport, engages about a dozen small and large companies from the telecom sector, construction companies, and the City of Stockholm. Published on Dec 30, 2013
Karl Sharro is an Architect, Writer and Commentator on the Middle East. He is the co-author of the architectural manifesto Towards a New Humanism in Architecture and Senior Associate Partner at PLP Architecture in London. He has practiced architecture in London and Beirut, and previously taught at the Department of Architecture at the American University of Beirut.
He addresses the need for freedom of movement and immigration. Uploaded on Sep 27, 2011
Today's existing buildings use 72% of our nation's electricity, much of which is wasted. We cannot transform our energy system and prevent runaway climate change if America's commercial buildings continue to consume dirty fossil fuels at today's rates. Join the movement to change this by visiting http://www.rmi.org/stand and get involved! Published on Apr 7, 2014
Irish house performance and an external insulation upgrade in Rathfarnham.
ATH visits a 'solar city' and also passive holiday homes in Austria. Eco-Eye Series 10, Episode 10 with Duncan Stewart.
Published on Feb 28, 2014
As Chief Urban Designer for the City of New York, Alexandros Washburn understands one key thing about designing successful cities: it doesn't work until it works for the pedestrian. TEDx speech at ChristChurch New Zealand. He is uthor of the new book (Fall 2013) The Nature of Urban Design. To order from Amazon, click on the image or visit your local book store. Published on Sep 18, 2012
Part One of the second panel of the Business in the Community Ireland Summit on Corporate Responsibility: Transforming to a Sustainable Business was held on Thursday 18th November 2010.
The panel includes James Quincey, The Coca Cola Company; Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman, Marks & Spencer; Prof Roger Steare, Cass Business School; Richard Jackson, Olympic Delivery Authority; and Gerard O'Neill, Amarach
We need to move from one-way systems to ones that create cycles - recycling as it is practiced in our natural systems. Canadian Lehna Malmkvist reviews some projects to demonstrate what she is talking about and what has been learned. This is her speech at TEDXBerlin in March of 2012.
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