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Azby Brown

Edo Era Ecology

PRESENTED ON APR 21, 2010
IN TOKYO @ VOL 72

Azby Brown shows us what it's like to live in a sustainable city of 1.4 million in a country of 30 million in the Japanese Edo Era. What is the "traditional Japanese way of life," and what can it teach us today? Check out his book on the topic, "Just Enough".

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Relocating Edo Architecture

BY SYLVAN PAYNE
@ VOL 80 ON FEB 23, 2011

A collection of Edo architecture gems have been relocated and now rest in peace at Koganei Park. In this presentation, Sylvan Payne hunts down the original locations.

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Benefits of Building Green

BY PAKPOOM SAYAMPOL
@ VOL 8 ON APR 29, 2013

Pakpoom Sayampol tells us about the benefits of green buildings; enviornmentally friendly and sustainable buildings that have a lesser negative impact on  the enviornment that ordinary ones. He explains just what makes these buildings so environmentally friendly, and includes examples of green buildings located in Bangkok.

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Go Green in Nashville

BY BRIAN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Brian Williams, CEO of Hands on Nashville and president of Go Green Home Services, shares the effort of these two organizations in reducing residential energy usage. He encourages us all to invest in positive economic environmental changes that will benefit the people and community of Nashville. 

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Green Infrastructure in Nashville

BY REBECCA DOHN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Rebecca Dohn of Metro Water Services - Stormwater Division emphasizes the importance of Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact Development (LID) in Nashville, specifically the positive effects that green roofs and trees would have on our city. Also explains the Green Roof Rebate Program.

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Multidimensional Sustainability

BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015. 

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My Green Journey

BY MONIQUE ELLIS
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 02, 2015

Listen to hear Monique Ellis' englightening humble journey to becoming a more self sustaining individual.

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Welcome to Fascinating Suribachi Town, Roppongi!

BY NORIHISA MINAGAWA
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

六本木の裏通りには、 名もなき「スリバチ」が潜んでいるという。 凹凸地形が奏でる東京・六本木の魅力をスリバチ流に紹介します! 東京スリバチ学会会長の皆川典久さんがお送りする、地形とまちづくりの歴史がクロスオーバーする、感動のプレゼンテーションです!

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Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book

BY TOM BURTONWOOD
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

In Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Artist Tom Burtonwood shares his 3D printed book projects Orihon, Folium and Twenty Something Sullivan. Burtonwood shares in depth about his process and motivations for making his books.

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Permaculture

BY THADDEUS CATES
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 02, 2017

Thaddeus Cates gives an overview of Permanent Agriculture.