MAASTRICHT Search Results: “sustainability”
Living Lab Limburg: Mosae Vita
BY ROLAND VAN BUSSEL
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 04, 2014
Roland van Bussel introduces the plan for a Living Lab at Maastricht University. The current hospital and university lab has no relation between the inside and outside. The open and transparent plan for the Living Lab building will build connections to the outside as well as within the building.
The New Society
BY WIEL SCHINS
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 09, 2014
In being a scientist, executive, consultant, trainer and author, Wiel Schins (1952) combines education and experience in developing visions of what he refers to as ‘the new society’. As a citizen, he is an avid supporter of the notion of a revolution in economic and social principles, not seen since the Stone Age.
He has identified the present sustainability movement as the wrong way towards this goal. In order to mobilise organisations and their leaders into a more adequate direction, he urges them, first of all, to mature their picture of the world. The geological landscape of the southern part of the Netherlands offers him an outstanding opportunity to replace erroneous perceptions.
The Mystery of Economic Growth
BY IBRAHIMA SORY KABA
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 09, 2014
Far more than an intellectual puzzle for pundits, economists, and policymakers, economic growth - its makings and workings - is a subject that affects the well-being of billions of people around the globe: from the slums of Delhi and Nairobi, to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Hong Kong.
Taking a closer look at the example of China, Ibrahima Sory Kaba examines the huge discrepancy in standards of living throughout the world and the factors affecting the sustainability of economic growth.
Old “Chico”: the São Francisco river
BY JULIA TADDEI
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM
ON JAN 28, 2016
The São Francisco river in Brazil brings life to everything surrounding its riverbed, a vast expanse that streaches over 2800 km long. Julia Taddei talks about her relationship with the river and how this incredible natural resource has been depleted.
The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca
BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.
Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.
Growing Mushrooms in Coffee
BY ALEXANDER EICHNER
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, Urban farmer Alexander Eichner shares his journey on how discovered the innovative idea of cultivating mushrooms by using recycled coffee grounds. He explains his creative process and hopes that his little grass roots movement can influence us to think about how to be more eco-friendly world citizens.
Towards a Circular Economy
BY IULIA FALCAN
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES
ON APR 19, 2017
Iulia Falcan shares the concept of circular economy, refering broadly to reducing waste as much as possible on one side, and developing long lasting and re-usable day-to-day products on the other, thus limiting the negative impact that waste has on the natural environment.
The concept of circular economy encompasses many phenomena, of varying degrees of complexity, that allow even the most seemingly disengaged person to have a positive impact on the environment.
Dipping your toe into the sea of knowledge on ways towards environmental sustainability can be overwhelming. However, be assured that there are many small changes anyone can make that will have a positive impact!
Politics, Policy and Pollution Masks: Anecdotes from the Streets of New Delhi
BY PRAACHI KUMAR
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES
ON APR 19, 2017
In the winter of 2015, the condition of air pollution in Delhi was described as ‘severe’. PM 2.5 was 16 times the safe limit. The smog taking over the most polluted city in the world was hazardous to human health. The state and central governments, with contrasting policy narratives and intentions, were able to effectively engage its citizens to help mitigate the problem.
So Praachi Kumar asks: How can policy nudge non-state actors to become mutually accountable for transformative change?
Hope, Happiness and Stars
BY NATHALIE UMMELS
@ VOL 34
ON JAN 30, 2018
Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.
Work, Live, Play Sustainably: sustainably.io
Sustainability, as well as digitalisation, are two of the hot topics at the moment. Yet, they are sometimes contradicting. Burak Can is researcher and founder of sustainably.io. In his PechaKucha presentation, he explores how we can stop ruining ourselves and fare the new digital revolution towards better shores by merging sustainability and digitalisation.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “sustainability”
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Signatures Cafe, Marion Cultural Centre
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Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
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Blacksburg Sustainability Week 2018, Powered by PechaKucha
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Sep 19, 2018
Pecha Kucha Night Oslo - Sustainability Session
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Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.
BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.
Two Wheels Good
BY LOU CHRISTY
IN LINCOLN, UK
Yellow Belly, Lou Christy from Sustrans runs us through Access Lincoln, an iniciatve by the City Council designed to get Lincoln out of their cars and on to their bikes. Filled with great information about commuter cycling and free services provided to promote heathier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.
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.
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
Pavilions of Dreams
BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island.
Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.
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.
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.
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.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Ignor Pérez and Sustainability
Over at Treehugger, contributor -- and Pecha Kucha Night Barcelona organizer -- Petz Scholtus has a great post on one of the presentations from last week's Vol. 4. It covers Ignor Pérez's talk on sustainability -- Pérez himself is a self-described sustainable architect, and author of the book ECO Productos.
Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas
El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.
Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food
"We wanted transparency in our kitchen -- we wanted the chef to make eye contact with our guests David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. In "Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, we see that he strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers.
Call for SUSTAINABLE stories!
Hey, PKN Detroit-ers: We're looking for SUSTAINABLE stories for our Small Business Saturday event at the Fisher Building! If you or someone you know fits the bill, send us your name, contact info, and a few words or pictures about your work so we can connect about the opportunity -- (firstname.lastname@example.org). 5:00 General sustainability dialogue 7:00 PechaKucha Presentations
PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol
Join the City of Marion for a Common Thread event with the fun, fast paced PechaKucha Night - Welcoming MC,Matthew Wright-Simon from Ecocreative and six insightful speakers, sharing their passions on the topic of sustainability. Speakers include; Stuart Heseltine, Hemisphere Design (Aust) Pty Ltd Phil Donaldson, CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede, Ecocity Design Fiona Cross, Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton, Abundant Health Josie McLean, The Partnership Pty Ltd While the speakers dazzle us on stage, #PKNADL15 event planners, participants from the City of Marion’s Community Leadership Program will be hosting the event. When:Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm startWednesday 6 May 2015 Where:Signatures CafeMarion Cultural Centre287 Diagonal RdOaklands Park Free event - bookings essential Bookings and information: www.marion.sa.gov.au/Common-Thread or 8375 6600.
An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities
Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.
PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15
It's that time again!PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15 Venue: Signatures Cafe, Marion Multicultural Centre Address: 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046 Phone: (08) 8375 6855 Date: Wednesday, May 6th 2015 Time: 6:45pm - 9:00PM Cost: Gold Coin Donation Prizes, drinks and snacks available for purchase at Signatures Cafe. Organised by participants of the City of Marion's Community Leadership Program, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol. #15 is on the topic of sustainability as a living expression. Matthew Wright-Simon Ecocreative (MC) SPEAKERS Keitha Haycock Seed Freedom Food Festival Phil Donaldson CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede Ecocity Design Fiona Cross Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton Abundant Health Josie McLean The Partnership Pty Ltd Please share with your friends to register for free tickets. More Information -> marion.sa.gov.au/Common-Thread and stay in touch at www.facebook.com/Pecha.Kucha.Adelaide, Share the event on Facebook and Twitter, get a group together and make hump-day on May 6th, just that bit more interesting! We hope you can make it! Cheers, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide
"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." In Multidimensional Sustainability from Tokyo Vol. 127, 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.
Designing Personal Sustainability
“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.” In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway is a collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design. Join her in "designing personal sustainability" as she talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself.
Introduction of Florence Micoud
Hi Wanaka. We have the pleasure to introduce another speaker & true sustainability warrior, Florence Micoud.Florence Micoud has 20 years of professional experience in environmental, sustainable and ecological knowledge. Florence supports organisations, businesses, communities and households on the path towards sustainability, so that we make our impacts restorative as well as improve our well-being and feel good about ourselves.The theme is "Unraveling sustainability" and it will be tied in with Wanaka. People think sustainability is complicated or there is no consensus and therefore tend to procrastinate/turn their backs to it. In fact, an internationally accepted, scientifically based, non-judgemental tried and tested framework explains what it is and how to get there. With visuals, diagrams, examples, the fabulous Florence helps people to understand, learn the language and begin to apply the principles of sustainability in their lives.Website URL: aimatsustainability.orgFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/aimatsustainability/We all looking forward to see you at stunning Rippon Hall next week!PKN Crew