BUFFALO Search Results: “climate change”
Playing with Colour
BY BACKOFFICE (CORYN KEMPSTER & JULIA JAMROZIK)
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale."
In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.
How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature
BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"
In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78
BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”
In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.
Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future
BY DEREK NICHOLS
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
“How do we change the way we design our cities’ energy systems?”
In Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator for the University at Buffalo (UB), Derek Nichols, describes a renewable energy initiative aiming to invest in the Buffalo, New York region while reducing energy costs for some of Buffalo’s largest institutions. This initiative is not just about the creation of power, but also empowering a new cohort of change agents through curriculum development and community engagement.
Our Outer Harbor
BY JAY BURNEY
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
In Our Outer Harbor from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, writer, naturalist, and environmental activist, Jay Burney, recalls the activism of Margaret Mead to remind us we have the power to advocate for public lands and sustainable development. Buffalo's Outer Harbor has been used, abused, targeted, developed, abandoned, and targeted again. Legacy contamination remains. Burney and the Our Outer Harbor advocacy group are on the front lines resisting the privatization of public land through protests, workshops, public meetings and hearings, media production, and community engagement.
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!
BY CORE — ALEXANDRA MCPHERSON & TYRA JOHNSON
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"When sustainabilty is framed in a different way that connects with peoples' core needs and values, it unleashes empowerment."
In CoRE Sustainability from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Tyra Johnson, Founder and President or Blue Sky Design Supply and Alexandra McPherson, Founder and Principal of Niagara Share, present a new sustainability program in Buffalo, the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE). The CoRE initiative is a research and education partnership led by the University at Buffalo Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in partnership with Clean Production Action and Niagara Share, that brings together complementary expertise – in research, market analysis, policy formulation, and social innovation -- to support the transition towards a safer materials economy.
The Case for Transit
BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."
In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.
Champions for Change
BY ELIZABETH A. WALSH, PHD
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It takes a village."
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. We abandoned the rule book for this free-form, "20x20 ish" team presentation, Champions for Change, at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19. Elizabeth Walsh, Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, shared her mic with a team of members of the Champion for Change program. Champions for Change (an initiative of One Region Forward in Buffalo) is a community innovation laboratory that integrates university and community resources to ignite bright ideas and inspired leadership for a flourishing region. In this celebration of community change-makers, one presenter even broke out into song. We guarantee this will make you smile!
Smart & Connected: Management of Thermal Extremes
BY ZOÉ HAMSTEAD
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"What is the connective tissue that we need—both technologically and socially—to create adaptive strategies that are greater than the sum of our parts?"
In Smart & Connected from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Zoé Hamstead, describes a linked practice-research endeavor that addresses how cities manage heat and cold events. Localized differences in exposure and coping capacity impact the effectiveness of public agencies, organizations and individuals to respond to episodic thermal events. Since thermal vulnerability is shaped by complex interactions across environmental, social and technological variability, addressing this challenge will require integration of traditionally siloed disciplinary knowledge and agency management strategies. As part of a National Science Foundation-funded Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) planning grant, collaborators in Buffalo/Erie County, New York and Tempe/Maricopa County, Arizona are working together to build capacity for integrating research with practice for managing thermal extremes.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “climate change”
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Policy Solutions to Climate Change Challenges
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Aberdeen @ The Belmont Filmhouse
The Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
Let's Build a City
BY VIRGIL IERUBINO
@ VOL 6
ON SEP 13, 2016
Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?
This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 11th, 2017.
VR Saving Planet A
BY CARINA MENTRUP
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 13, 2017
With VR Saving Planet A, Carinas startup uses immersive technologies as a powerful tool in education for sustainable development.
The powerful experiences in Virtual Reality can raise awareness for climate change, create empathy and teach us how to make more sustainable choices for the future of our planet - because there is no Planet B.
No Fixed Edge
BY MARK FRENCH
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
Mark French describes No Fixed Edge - a captivating collaborative project fusing film, music, and poetry.
"The films are basically about marginal machines, many of which are now obsolete, devoid of their original function or eking out an existence on the margins of our environment".
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Change of Venue for PKN Lakeland Vol. 2
Lakeland is hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 tonight (January 21), and please note that the venue is the Dixieland Village (1037 S. Florida Ave. Suite 130), which is changed from the originally announced venue. Doors open at 19:20, with presentations starting at 20:20.
Stockholm Design Lab
Where do you see an opening for change in your life? Why not take this opportunity to begin the leisurely hobby of racecar driving? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Stockholm Design Lab" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 66, designers Bjorn Kussoffky and Thomas Eriksson speak about their projects -- both personal and professional -- as well as the work of some of their colleagues; all centered around the theme "change". They discuss change in terms of climate, design, architecture, way of thought, time, and perspective.
More on the Mega PechaKucha Night in Lima
The PechaKucha Night series in Lima was recently host to what it described as a "Mega PechaKucha Night," as a pre-event to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 20) to share some amazing eco-projects. Read about it here.
Projection: Earth in 2100
Do we choose to cap greenhouse gas emissions? Do we choose to stop burning fossil fuels? Or do we just keep going? Professor Matthew Brown gives us a hard look at facts of where Earth is headed in the next 100 years. In “Projection: Earth in 2100” from PKN St. Augustine Vol. 2, Matthew shows us what impact humans have had on climate change.
Antarctic Time Travel
“What if [climate change] is all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” -Joel Pett Exhibition developer and sustainability professional Bec McMaster is fascinated by all things Antarctica. In “Antarctic Time Travel” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20 Bec shares the process of engaging with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering manner.
Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change
"Small scale changes starts with a group of people who want to make a collective change for the greater good." In Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change, from Markham, Vol. 7, Town Planner, Administrator, and dreamer Joanne Dang shares how much she loves cities and believes that they are living ecosystems. She discusses her journey in many places around the world and the power of small-scale, community-based changes that lead to vibrant cities. Here she poses the question, "what is your dream for your city?"
NEW DATE - THE URBAN FOOD MOVEMENT
New date for the Pecha Kucha Harrisburg Event - The Urban Food Movement
Breathe For Change
“I took the opportunity to pursue my daydreams and last summer I joined 35 other educators here in madison. We studied yoga and anatomy and we learned strategies for mindfully regulating classrooms.” In Breath for Change from PechaKucha Night Madison Volume 16, Presenter Hanna Hermanson discusses Breathe For Change. B4C is on a mission to improve the health and well being of teachers, students, and school communities through wellness practices and community building. The leaders of this organization embody the type of change they wish to see in the world and have left behind traditional workspaces and structures to implement their vision. Each team member is supported in personal intention and goal setting to help live their fullest expression of their work. Their workspaces resemble co-working spaces, yoga studios, and classrooms across the country.
Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!
“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.” In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out. Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.
Change is coming...
Dearest followers of PechaKucha Lilongwe, As some of you may know, I've moved away from Lilongwe and will no longer be able to organize PechaKucha events for this excellent community. This means that a new person will soon fill the role of City Organizer and continue to bring exciting events to the capital city of the Warm Heart of Africa! Stay tuned for announcements about this move forward. I'll take this opportunity to share a wide and deep thank you to all of you who have supported our first three PechaKucha Lilongwe events -- presenters (of course) for their sharing, co-organizers for helping all of the behind-the-scenes magic to happen, event venue hosts for providing great spaces, and last but never least, all of you who participated as audience members and were an enormous part of the success of these community-building events. May you all enjoy many future PechaKucha Lilongwe evenings! All the best, Jessica