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Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Rising Waters Are Spawning a New Breed of Cyborg Architecture

Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, a masterpiece on the banks of the Fox River, has been hit by three different “100-year-floods” in the last 20 years. Now, preservationists are considering putting the home on permanent hydraulic jacks to lift it above floodwaters. The Farnsworth House would become a cyborg building—and it’s far from the […]

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Post-Sandy, Designers Are Forced to Imagine Asking People to Move

Post-Sandy, Designers Are Forced to Imagine Asking People to Move

The numerous re-planning efforts after Hurricane Sandy have produced enticing renderings of designer dunes and fish-filled inland bays. Yet there’s been little serious discussion of what happens when rising seas put many of those happy places underwater — until now. Among the ten ambitious proposals unveiled earlier this month by Rebuild by Design, the high-speed, invited […]

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Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity Conference – April 28 & 29 – Join us over webcast!

Research Conference – April 28 & 29, 2014 Conference Webcast The Sustainable Prosperity research-policy network is bringing together some of the world’s pre-eminent environment & economy thinkers for a two day research conference to share knowledge and think big about Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. Join us online Monday, April 28 & Tuesday April 29 for fascinating panels, inspiring keynotes & powerful conversation. […]

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ACT Executive Director To Moderate GLOBE 2014 Food/Water Security Session

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World at 2:45pm on March 27th at the GLOBE 2014 Conference. Panelists are: Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm Water Institute; Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture; Tim Brown, Chairman, President & CEO, Nestle Waters North America; […]

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Globe 2014: Vancouver International Forum on Business and the Environment Vancouver Convention Centre, March 26 – 28, 2014

6 Days Left to Save $300. Register by March 4th! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is moderating a session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World on March 27th. The 30 Day Countdown GLOBE 2014 launches in one month. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to the world’s greatest minds around the […]

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NOT WAITING FOR NOAH: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

The Not Waiting for Noah workshop, held in Kelowna BC on April 24, 2013, was organized as a partnership between the BC Water and Waste Association’s Climate Change Committee, the Okanagan Basin Water Board, and the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team. This report, entitled Not Waiting for Noah: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk, is the result […]

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Vancouver Event: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

Vancouver Event: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

GreenTech Exchange and the Women in Energy Network are pleased to present an exciting panel on community energy developments in BC. What: Networking Forum Title: Community Energy Development – The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future (PDF poster) When: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Time: Registration 5:30 pm, event begins 6:00 […]

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Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

Climate change courses for civil servants – BC sets another first

The following is a joint media release from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and the BC Minister of Environment Terry Lake about today’s launch of the Climate Insights 101 online short courses series on climate change available at www.pics.uvic.ca.  PDF media release The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the […]

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