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Living Future 2011

This year, the premier green building gathering, Living Future, was hosted in Vancouver by the Cascadia Green Building Council with the theme of “Our Children’s Cities: Visualizing Restorative Civilization”. This is by far my favourite green building conference as it gathers some of the most brilliant minds of the movement. For now, I wanted to give…

Ecotect Analysis and MacDonald’s

Image via WikipediaI recently came across a student project that outlines a proposed expansion to a MacDonald’s in Las Vegas using Autodesk Ecotect Analysis. Never thought I’d see those two words together! The three page graphic display essentially describes a workflow for using the software to inform design. It begins with gaining a good understanding…

Wild problems call for wild solutions

Image by Kevin Krejci via FlickrOften as a designer, it is easy to do things the same way over and over again (often without thinking). The environmental and social problems that we face, however, can’t be solved without some radical change in how we do things. For this reason, I have been promoting the AskNature.org…

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