#sustainable #placemaking has saved #Detroit #CAP #FLINT

#sustainable #placemaking has saved #Detroit #CAP #FLINT

For this article we are bringing up an idea that is not exactly new, but still has potential for the comfort of our streets (and for the well-being of our rear-ends, which are ill-served by reinforced concrete benches). Let’s introduce the sofa into public spaces . Sitting Down in Our Cities: Why So Much Hate? Although creating seating in public spaces is a good thing, such pieces of furniture are often sorely lacking both comfort and conviviality. The search for materials resistant to bad weather, or the implementation of anti-homeless designs, often results in uncomfortable and unwelcoming furniture, even if the designs are highly elabor...

Sustainability stars of screen - watch new films from 13 of our members on their green achievemen...

ukgbc.org 22 Oct '14, 10am

Sustainability stars of screen - UK-GBC members take to film to showcase green goals Date released: 22 Oct 2014 New films showcasing the pion...

What’s new with #LEED V4 for Neighborhood Development?

usgbc.org 21 Oct '14, 6pm
What’s new with #LEED V4 for Neighborhood Development?

We’ve always said that LEED is more than a collection of credits—it’s a system supported by a suite of built-in support mechanisms. In the ca...

Indoor Environmental Quality by GBA Board Member, Vivian Loftness | EcoBuilding Pulse

ecobuildingpulse.com 21 Oct '14, 11pm
Indoor Environmental Quality by GBA Board Member, Vivian Loftness | EcoBuilding Pulse

Environmental surfing for free cooling—designing for natural cooling. Designing dynamic enclosures to minimize unwanted sun during overheated...

Congrats! @amanda_sturgeon named 1/10 most powerful women in #sustainability @gbd_mag

gbdmagazine.com 20 Oct '14, 8pm
Congrats! @amanda_sturgeon named 1/10 most powerful women in #sustainability @gbd_mag

The challenge of sustainability has opened new opportunities in fields long filled by men. Some jobs are completely new; others require new a...

Lawsuit Against @USGBC Misses the Point - Part Two @edcmagazine #green #green...

edcmag.com 21 Oct '14, 8pm

I tried to shift the focus of the discussion relating to the frivolous class action lawsuit a...

Campaign urges gardeners to go 'peat free': #peat #peatfree @projectmaya

greenbuildingpress.co.uk 20 Oct '14, 6pm
Campaign urges gardeners to go 'peat free': #peat #peatfree @projectmaya

Around 70% of peat bogs have been damaged in hills and mountainous areas, mainly by overgrazi...

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