Archive for August, 2010

Feasibility vs. Imagination: Proposals for the Future of Transport

August 30, 2010
Feasibility vs. Imagination: Proposals for the Future of Transport

As part of our learning experience as CISC interns, we took a field trip to visit the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s, “Our Cities, Ourselves” exhibit at the American Institute for Architecture (AIA). The program created this exhibit with hopes that cities will become safer and more efficient in the future. This primary focus is to propose redesigned transport systems for 10 of the world’s urban centers.

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Lost In Translation: Why Aren’t We Changing?

August 26, 2010
Lost In Translation: Why Aren't We Changing?

Like Bigfoot and disappearing planes in the Bermuda Triangle, the lack of an overwhelming movement towards a sustainable society has always confused me.  The evidence is all there; for at least the past two decades, scientists have provided an enormous wealth of facts that all point to the urgent need of changing the way our […]

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Life Following Life: The Built Tries to Follow the Natural.

August 25, 2010
Life Following Life: The Built Tries to Follow the Natural.

I have no doubt posted the transcript of the speech, You are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring. But if you haven’t had a chance to read it or if you just need a pick me up, go ahead and take 10 minutes and read it. In it, Paul Hawken essentially evokes Buckminster Fuller’s ideas […]

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One Shark Fin Soup, with a Side of Extinction

August 24, 2010
One Shark Fin Soup, with a Side of Extinction

I feel like I’ve had sharks on the mind a lot lately. Discovery Channel’s Shark Week wrapped up recently. The students of a co-worker just did a presentation on sharks and the left-over poster has been sitting around the office.

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Ready and Open for Crisis?

August 24, 2010
Ready and Open for Crisis?

We humans are funny beasts. We like to think of ourselves as proactive and flexible, when actually, for the most part we are reactive and rigid, to the point that how we respond to certain stimuli actually becomes part of our identity. Or perhaps it is the other way around, our identity shapes how we […]

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