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Bill Brooks

in Asheville

How Needle Exchanges can Build Trust in the Community

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2018
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 20

Bill Brooks makes an argument for supporting needle exchanges in our community by illustrating the benefits to both active and non-users.

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An Energy Usage Reduction Project

BY MIKE STOPKA
@ AIA2030 CHICAGO SUCCESS STORIES ON AUG 20, 2013

Mike Stopka, an architect, talks about how his team tackled the challenge of significantly reducing an apartment building's energy usage.

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How to Build Atlanta's Film Community In Six Minutes

BY CHARLES JUDSON
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Charles Judson has been a member of the ATL film community for years. He has recently taken a step back from his position of Artistic Director of the Atlanta Film Festival to focus on growing ATL's film culture. In his PechaKucha, he goes through the steps that would guide the ATL film community in the right direction. 

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What is Timebanking and How It Can Help You?

BY CLAIR SLADE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 23, 2015

Timebanking is the medium of exchange that acts as a way to encourage and reward the work needed to build strong, resilient community. Clair Slade talks about her involvement with a local Timebank in the Cambridgeshire town of St Neots and how it changed her life.

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How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City

BY AMITIS NOUROOZI
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.

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How can we build the right habits?

BY RODRIGO MORAIS PREZIA PAIVA
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Speaker Rodrigo Paiva works as clinical project manager. With his talk, Rodrigo would like to challenge us with the most simple but yet important question: "Why is it so difficult to build the right habits?" Have you ever wondered why sometimes the simplest things in our lives are the ones that demand the most discipline?

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A Veg Dine Reduction or How I tried to get a decent meal in Coventry

BY STELLA BACKHOUSE
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 07, 2017

Author of the Veg Diner Monologues, Stella Backhouse tells us how she tried to get a decent meal in Coventry in 'A Veg Dine Reduction'.

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How smart is your city? Building an Internet of Things that people can trust.

BY NAOMI JACOBS
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Naomi Jacobs is a Research Fellow with experience in design ethnography and how digital technology is influencing our lives in the modern world. Her presentation is about the Internet of Things, the TrustLens project, and why people should be at the heart of both.

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Blockchain: Trust in a Trust-less World

BY ROOP SINGH
@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

What is “blockchain” and how is it actually a part of our lives? Where did it come from and where is it going? It is an exciting time to ask these questions as blockchain is a technology that has the potential to change every technological interaction we have. Can you trust a vague and anonymous interaction with a 3rd party you’ve never met before? Listen as Roop Singh describes the dyamics of blockchain and where we are now in its evolutionary path.

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Can dogs sniff out a Needle in A Haystack?

BY FIONA THOMSON
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Dr Fiona Thomson is an enthusiastic plant ecologist with a soft spot for dogs. She has long been fascinated by the diversity of ways plants disperse their seeds, with her research focusing on understanding how plants spread across the landscape. She has spent over 14 years roaming around the beautiful landscapes of NZ and Australia for her work.

One of the difficulties she has encountered during this time is trying to find a particular species of plant when it looks similar to all the surrounding vegetation. After adopting a dog from the SPCA she decided to test out a crazy idea; whether a dog could sniff out the ecological equivalent of a needle in a haystack. Here she takes you through her recent project looking at whether dogs can be used to find Chilean Needle Grass, an invasive agricultural weed that hides in paddocks around Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Canterbury.