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Picture This - A Portrait of 25 Years of BP Sponsorship

Picture This - A Portrait of 25 Years of BP Sponsorship | Sustainable | Scoop.it
Download the report, or browse online below. How bad does a company have to be before an arts organisation refuses to be associated with it or take its money? How much outcry does a sponsor's prima...
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The First Net-Zero-Energy Stadium Will Be In The Next World Cup

The First Net-Zero-Energy Stadium Will Be In The Next World Cup | Sustainable | Scoop.it

The Estádio Nacional de Brasília, a stadium in the middle of Brazil’s capital, will become the first net-zero-energy stadium in the world. It will feature solar panels and a photocatalytic membrane on the roof that captures and breaks down air pollution as it falls, removing it from the atmosphere.

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Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built...

Urban Sustainability: The cities of the future will be grown, not built... | Sustainable | Scoop.it

The cities of the future will have waste-to-energy plants, not shopping malls or churches, at their center, according to urban designer Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE.

At DLD Cities in London, he said "cities have centers that celebrate previous centuries -- in Europe, the cities celebrated spirituality, with cathedrals. After some time, the cathedrals became downtown cores- and celebrations of capitalism and commercialism".

The cities of the future will celebrate "the belief of what keeps us alive" - or elements of the city that make our lives better.

 

Terreform ONE, a green design company in Brooklyn, explores biohacks for the ecological issues facing modern cities. For instance, the waste New York City produces every hour weighs as much as the Statue of Liberty - in the future that waste could be recompacted into building blocks, or recycled "bales". Looking beyond recycling, though, it would be even better to create a city which didn't produce waste in the first place...

That means growing thousands of homes -- building a new suburb could involve twisting, pruning and manipulating large trees into the frames of buildings. "There would be no difference between the home and nature -- it would be something that would be a positive addition to the ecology," explained Joachim.

 

For more information on these innovative concepts, including biomimicry and new green technology proposals for future cities, stop by to read the complete article and visit referenced links on urban sustainability...


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What They’re Wearing at the School of Visual Arts

What They’re Wearing at the School of Visual Arts | Sustainable | Scoop.it
Art-school chic isn’t just for students at the School of Visual Arts, where faculty and administrators have as much fashion flair their pupils.

 

photo: Suzanne Anker, Chair BFA Program, SVA;

photo: Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal

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10 Smart Rules for Giving Negative Feedback

10 Smart Rules for Giving Negative Feedback | Sustainable | Scoop.it

Business success is based upon everyone involved pulling their weight, performing their specific roles as required, and adhering to acceptable behaviour both morally and legally.

 

Unfortunately, the nature of business itself and the varying levels of experience and expertise of employees, usually means that not everyone is willing or able to perform as expected, and they will need to be given feedback that to them will be more negative than positive.

 

This excellent article, suggests that providing this type of feedback is needed to improve behaviour to bring out the best in a business, and it provides 10 rules you can follow to ensure the effective delivery of such feedback.


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Public Library. Grand Opening Today at the Park Slope Library

Public Library. Grand Opening Today at the Park Slope Library | Sustainable | Scoop.it

DDC used its in-house architecture firm to restore the space and add additional woodwork. They also added a glass mezzanine that still remains faithful to the original design. Tonight, Park Slope writer Pete Hamill will hold a ...


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Library Design – The Changing Face | Civica Library & Learning Blog

Library Design – The Changing Face | Civica Library & Learning Blog | Sustainable | Scoop.it

BCI Eurobib is one of the world's largest manufacturer of library furniture and accessories and they do have a good and comprehensive range of products that can meet libaries' need. Provided you have a good budget to ...


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Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods

Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods | Sustainable | Scoop.it
Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods — Last year a real-life county parks department in Washington state sponsored a contest that sounded like just the sort of thing Amy Poehler would dream ...
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Learning commons, makerspace, working hub? The global Hub movement: 'Third Place'

Learning commons, makerspace, working hub? The global Hub movement: 'Third Place' | Sustainable | Scoop.it

Comfortable. There are parallels with the design and fit out that can be translated to the design, fit out and use of open learning spaces. Community: Is the space inviting and encourages people to connect?


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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton

Ppt presentation by Buffy hamilton on (educational) libraries as maker spaces


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Class Learning Spaces. 10 + noise reducation tips for designing classrooms, hospitals and offices ...

Class Learning Spaces.  10 + noise reducation tips for designing classrooms, hospitals and offices ... | Sustainable | Scoop.it

TED Blog | "To get a true picture of how disorienting poorly designed spaces can sound, watch Treasure's talk. And after the jump, check out tips from Treasure himself on improving sound in classrooms, hospitals, restaurants, offices and ...


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How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention

How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Sustainable | Scoop.it

The Valatie Free Library is a small library with plans to make a big difference. The threshold for defining a “small library” in the United States, according to LJ’s Best Small Library in America Award, is a library serving fewer than 25,000 people. The Valatie Free Library serves just over 4300 people and currently does so in a 750 square foot library building. Now that’s small! Yet this small library, in rural New York, had the spotlight on it during Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.

 

-Rebekkah Smith Aldrich @ Library Journal


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How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Library by Design

How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | Library by Design | Sustainable | Scoop.it

EXPANDING POSSIBILITIES

The net-zero energy building planned for the Valatie Free Library includes solar panels, skylights, and ductless air-conditioning in a comfortable location with room for all constituents. Images ©2012 David Bienn Studio, all rights reserved. Architectural design and rendering by David Bienn.

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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | Sustainable | Scoop.it

When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?


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Public Library. Sustainable Library: ‘iBrary’

Public Library.  Sustainable Library: ‘iBrary’ | Sustainable | Scoop.it

©2012 Valatie Free Library, All Rights Reserved | Architectural Design and Rendering by David Bienn. 

 

The Valatie Free Library’s forthcoming Capital Construction project, an iconic and near-Net-Zero hybrid library building will be created through the retrofit and expansion of the Kinderhook Steam Railroad Freight Barn on Kinderhook Street. The new library will include an energized landscape of learning and access to information for all age groups as well as provide a centralized location and facility that meets multiple community needs, i.e. community hub for the chartered district of the Valatie Free Library.  


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