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Creating Synergies in the Urban Agriculture Movement | The Biospheric Project

Creating Synergies in the Urban Agriculture Movement | The Biospheric Project | Density, Innovation and the City | Scoop.it
Creating Synergies in the Urban Agriculture Movement by Gwen Hill, Added Value Farm, NYC Last week I had the great privilege of taking part in the official launch of The Biospheric Project in Salford, having been graciously invited by the Manchester...
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Collaborations: The fourth age of research

Research has progressed through three ages: the individual, the institutional and the national. Nations competed to be at the cutting edge because this contributed to the wider economy through knowledge, new processes and products.

Today, we are entering a fourth age of research, driven by international collaborations between elite research groups. This will challenge the ability of nations to conserve their scientific wealth either as intellectual property or as research talent. Tensions are growing: between the knowledge a country needs to remain competitive and the assets it can exclusively secure, and between the collaborative and domestic parts of the research base. Institutions that do not form international collaborations risk progressive disenfranchisement, and countries that do not nurture their talent will lose out entirely.

 

Collaborations: The fourth age of research

Jonathan Adams
Nature 497, 557–560 (30 May 2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/497557a


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Productivity increases with species diversity, just as Darwin predicted

Productivity increases with species diversity, just as Darwin predicted | Density, Innovation and the City | Scoop.it
Environments containing species that are distantly related to one another are more productive than those containing closely related species, according to new research.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Future Cities, Biospheric Project, Manchester International Festival, July 2013

Future Cities, Biospheric Project, Manchester International Festival, July 2013 | Density, Innovation and the City | Scoop.it

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Bionic City's curator insight, May 11, 2013 2:49 PM

On the evening of July 10th 2013, Design Scientist and Futurist Melissa Sterry will join Jon Turney, author of 'A Rough Guide to the Future', to present the future of post-industrial cities. Chaired by Jurgan Maier, Managing Director of Siemens UK Industry Sector, the event is taking place at The Biospheric Project in Salford, as part of the Manchester International Festival - a biennial international arts festival, with a specific focus on original new work.

 

Sterry will give a 45-minute presentation on possible future urban scenarios born of emergent and likely future developments in science and technology, including biomimetics, synthetic biology, 3D and 4D printing, hydroponics and information communications technologies.

 

Throughout MIF13, The Biospheric Project will have a free programme of daily events including talks, tours, film screenings and ‘how to’ workshops, as well as a weekend of activity for families.

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Biospheric Foundation CIC is a Soco-Ecological Urban Practice In Salford Manchester developed by PhD student Vincent Walsh. The foundation researches, designs & builds advanced Ecological Urban Systems.
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Why Denser Cities Are Smarter and More Productive

Why Denser Cities Are Smarter and More Productive | Density, Innovation and the City | Scoop.it
Another wrinkle in the density discussion.
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