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Internal & External Landscapes. Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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How Biomimicry is Shaping the Nature of our Buildings | Sustainable Cities Collective

How Biomimicry is Shaping the Nature of our Buildings | Sustainable Cities Collective | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
When you think of nature as it applies to building design, however, there is a new “nature” within a building. It is a concept termed biomimicry, which literally means to mimic life.

 

Applied biomimicry can be utilized in three ways or in a combination of these three ways:

Form - such as mimicking dragonfly wings to create lightweight structures;

 

Processes -such as mimicking photosynthesis to capture solar energy;

 

Systems-such as building wall systems that mimic the homeostasis in organisms which allows them to regulate their internal conditions such as temperature

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Anne Caspari's comment, March 27, 2013 5:51 PM
genius.
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Three reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability

Three reasons why Copenhagen is the world leader in urban sustainability | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

"The buzz from Copenhagen is all about its new "superhighway" for bikes. The real secret to its pioneering urban design, though, is that it puts people first on all its streets."

 

this is cool!!! 


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Future City Scenarios

Futurologist and Design Scientist Melissa Sterry's presentation 'Future Cities Scenarios: How Sustainability is Shaping Our Future Urban Habitats', presented at...


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Pop-up Placemaking and Urban Neighborhoods

Pop-up Placemaking and Urban Neighborhoods | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Trendwatching.com reports that with 180,000 people moving into cities daily, a rising creative urban population they refer to as Citysumers are defining a new generation that’s more demanding, open-minded, connected, spontaneous and more try-out-prone than ever. What that means is if there ever was a time to experiment with forward-thinking placemaking, the time is now.


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C40 Cities: Why Cities? Ending Climate Change Begins in the City

C40 Cities: Why Cities? Ending Climate Change Begins in the City | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Why are cities the solution to addressing global climate change? Find out at C40 Cities http://c40.org/ending-climate-change-begins-in-the-city #ycities
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fun and interesting infographic, scroll your mouse wheel.. 

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» Landscape Urbanism, New Urbanism and the Future of Cities Alex Steffen

» Landscape Urbanism, New Urbanism and the Future of Cities Alex Steffen | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Because one of the biggest problems with urban debates these days  is that we continue to mistake that which looks green for that which is sustainable. We dress up disastrous land-use and voraciously wasteful urban systems in gardens and greenery, and end up with a Potemkin sustainability.

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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities | Video on TED.com

TED Talk: How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars. Interesting concepts: by not stealing the future, selling it now and calling it GDP, says he. Cool concepts, being implemented already right now. 


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