Category Archives: Urban Design

Conversation with Sheila Aaron and Danny Samuels.

Join us Wednesday on Eco-Ology Aug 3rd 2011

We look forward to thought provoking conversations with Sheila Aaron, author of a children’s book, I Am Glad I’m Me, The Power Of Love.
“I’m Glad I’m Me is written with the conviction that how messages of love are communicated between parents and children can positively shape a child’s personality, self-esteem, and – in later years – their approach to their own children. The timeless messages of I’m Glad I’m Me can benefit readers of all ages and stages of life.”
http://www.sheilaaronbooks.com/

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Danny Samuels, Professor in Practice at the Rice School of Architecture, Director of the Rice Building Workshop, and, since 1972, Partner in Taft Architects.
What are architecture students involved in today?
the Rice Building Workshop: projects in affordable housing prototypes at Project Row Houses over 16 years
http://www.ricesolardecathlon.org/houses.html

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Our conversation centers around the now that wreaks of Our future: farming and peak oil.

Eco-Ology, Wednesday, July 13 2011

Our conversation centers around the now that wreaks of Our future: farming and peak oil.

Is farming en masse a viable opportunity?

What are the prospects of future fuels as we slide down the curve of peak oil?

Join us in conversation with Stacey Roussel, wife, mother, farmer.  Stacey left corporate America to feed her soul and nourish our bodies with delicious fresh produce grown on her land with her family.  What challenges has she faced?
http://allweneedfarms.com/

Peak oil, what are alternatives?  What conversations are relevant right now?  What questions could we ask that can assist in the change we want to see?
Mark Juedeman, co-founder of Transition Houston, http://www.transitionhouston.org/

“Transition Houston is an optimistic and energetic response to the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil at the local level. The Transition Movement supports the transition from oil dependency to local resilience by equipping communities with creative adaptations in areas such as food, energy, health, education, spirit and economy to generate a road map towards sustainable living.
Transition Houston serves to build on the wisdom of the existing resources in Houston’s diverse community to inspire, network and train localized communities to consider and adapt Rob Hopkins’ transition model. Together we can unite pools of ingenuity and skills to unleash the collective genius of our own people in finding self-determined solutions.”

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Join us Wednesday for Our spring Fun(d) Drive…

Wed, May 18th 2011

Join us Wednesday for Our spring Fun(d) Drive…

How can building in Our region meet the challenges in Our economy and inherent in nature?
How are students involved in this initiative?
Who will be bringing product information that can help Our families and community?
How can an event be greened?

Joining us in conversation will be Steve Stelzer, AIA, LEED® AP, City of Houston – Green Building Resource Center .

Gulf Coast Green 2011 Expo and Symposium, Leading in a Challenging Climate, http://gulfcoastgreen.org

Gulf Coast Green Symposium has become the leading green building conference targeted to design and construction professionals within the Gulf Coast region, organized by the AIA Houston Committee on the Environment.

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Wild thing, You make my heart sing.

Join us Wednesday…Apr 27th 2011

Wild thing, You make my heart sing.
Taking local to a new level, Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen brings us foraging for food in the wilds of Houston.
http://www.foragingtexas.com/

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How can building in Our region meet the challenges in Our economy and inherent in nature.

Gulf Coast Green Symposium has become the leading green building conference targeted to design and construction professionals within the Gulf Coast region, organized by the AIA Houston Committee on the Environment.

Steve Stelzer, AIA, LEED® AP, City of Houston – Green Building Resource Center
Gulf Coast Green 2011 Expo and Symposium, Leading in a Challenging Climate, http://gulfcoastgreen.org.

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