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Internal & External Landscapes. Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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Janine Benyus: Nature's 100 Best | Watch Now

Janine Benyus: Nature's 100 Best | Watch Now | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
37 minutes | The brilliant naturalist, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature , and founder of the Biomimicry Institute, Janine Benyus , reminds us that our prime directive as living beings...
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Even though this talk is a couple of years old, it is still brilliant and extremely inspiring. It is about. Let it inspire you, wether you do community work, process design, architecture, engineerering or any other profession that requires creativity. Simple basic question: what would nature do? And She has some billion years of R&D more than us. Failures went down as fossils, really cool solutions to virtually any problem are abundant around us. 

http://biomimicry.net/about/biomimicry38/institute/

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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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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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Performatism, a post-postmodern architecture style in an integral age

Performatism, a post-postmodern architecture style in an integral age | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Integral architecture is not simply about applying a single integrally informed methodology to new, unconstructed “Integral Buildings,” (however important that practice perhaps is), but is something already in our midst. We have only to recognize its features, bring our awareness to them, construct attempts at definitions, and then play with the novelty until something new emerges.

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Zero Emission Research and Initiatives

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The ZERI Foundation serves as an antenna in the world economy identifying the high growth industries of the next decade. When there is a crisis, many businesses suffer, but some thrive. Which are the ones that are the job providers of the future? Which are the technologies that will change the business models? With contacts on four continents, with over 50 projects that have demonstrated over the past 15 years where the opportunities are, ZERI offers insights to government on which sectors to attract, to companies which market niches to focus on, and to communities how to secure the continued build-up of social capital.


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Biomimicry Design: The Answer May Be Zebra | Fast Company

Biomimicry Design: The Answer May Be Zebra | Fast Company | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

There are many unanswered questions to systematic problems throughout business, civic planning, and design. The answer to some of those questions just might be Zebra."

 

I have always known, there is more to those b/w stripes!! Too perfect in design. AC 

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A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21st Century, by Ross Robertson

A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21st Century, by Ross Robertson | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Environmentalists have long seen the march of human progress as the source of our planet’s ecological woes. But is Mother Nature really better off without us?
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Landscape+Urbanism: Black Rock City

Landscape+Urbanism: Black Rock City | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Burning Man: An interesting article making some strange connections between the land of free spiritedness that is Burning Man, specifically the arrangement of the temporary settlement 'Black Rock City' with the ideology of New Urbanism. I can't think of two uniquely different mind-sets and approaches, so find the connection to be somewhat comical - but am keeping an open mind. So read for yourself... and determine perhaps if that next vacant town square surrounded by walk-up townhouses would benefit from an iconic super human sculptural icon that regularly is set aflame.

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Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.

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