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Wallpapers rich in design, not resources


In the current wallcoverings market, environmentally friendly examples are extremely limited, and papers made with toxic inks, vinyl, and other noxious elements still plague the industry. In 2006, artists Jee Levin and Randall Buck founded Trove, a New York–based company that designs and manufactures commercially rated, environmentally responsible wallcoverings.
Trove, sustainable, wall coverings

Why Design Now?: Masdar development


Why? Masdar is a self-contained, sustainable city currently being built on the desert outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Its design pushes new approaches to alternative energy applied to architecture and engineering on an urban scale. A vast experiment, it aims to be the worlds first car-free, carbon-neutral, zero-waste city powered by renewable energy sources.
MASDAR, Abu Dhabi, self-contained, sustainable, city, urban, alternative energy, car-free, Why Design Now, Exhibition

Why Design Now?: California Academy of Sciences


Why? Buildings in the United States produce the largest share of the worlds carbon-dioxide emissions. All aspects of the recently completed California Academy of Sciences, a natural-history museum, were designed for maximum environmental performance. The indigenous plantcovered, contoured roof design is a key component of the buildings overall ecological system, making it one of todays most sustainable buildings.
California Academy of Sciences, environmental design, building, plant covered, contoured, roof, sustainable, Why Design Now, Exhibition

Bill's Design Talks: Pentagram


Michael Bierut and Yve Ludwig of Pentagram talk about designing the catalog for the National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?
Michael Bierut, yve ludwig, Pentagram, graphic, triennial exhibit, New York, sustainable, Why Design Now, environment, Chuck Kim, Matilda McQuaid, Bill Moggridge, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Sourcing Sustainable Fashion


The trend toward organic goods and ethical trade is spreading in the fashion world with a wealth of new initiatives to connect designers to sustainable resources and materials.
Sourcing Sustainable Fashion, Tone Tobiasson, Summer Rayne Oakes, NICE, Source4Style, fashion, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Museum, design, wool, sustainable, sustainability, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

Cooper-Hewitt: An Evening with the Campana Brothers


Fernando and Humberto Campana take a low-tech, artisanal approach to design, employing sustainable, readily available, and often recycled materials to craft high design. Together, the two brothers have designed idiosyncratic, evocative, and sometimes humorous works for Edra and H. Stern, among others. Held in conjunction with the opening of Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt invites Roberto Stern of H. Stern and Giuliana Michelotti of Edra to join Curatorial Director Cara McCarty and the Campanas in a discussion of their work.
Campana Brothers Select, Exhibition, Campana Brothers, Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, Designer, low-tech, sustainable, recycled, materials, Roberto Stern, Giuliana Michelotti, panel, talk, long, public program

Sustainable and Inclusive Cities


Cities all over the world are rapidly expanding and facing issues such as climate change, rapid urban migration and overburdened public services. This panel discussion focuses on initiatives that seek to include those who have been marginalized by established cities, especially the poor, women, youth and entire communities. Panelists include representatives from: - Kounkey Design Initiative
Cities with the other 90%, Exhibition, UN, United Nations, sustainable, sustainability, inclusivity, Kounkey Design Initiative, panelist, panel discussion, Cynthia Smith, panel, talk, long, public program

Intelligent Coalitions


The one-day Social Impact Design Summit, held on February 27, 2012, brought together individuals who engage in socially responsible design every day: public-interest architects, industrial designers, planners, civil-society designers, landscape architects, engineers, and inventors from Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, working in the private, public and social sectors.
social impact, coalitions, private sector, public sector, social sector, questions, models, systemic, sustainable

New York, Sustainable City - Who Knew?


You may be surprised to learn that New York City is one of the most energy-efficient places in the United States, consuming a quarter of the national average in energy consumption and emitting a quarter of the national average of carbon dioxide, according to Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
New York City, NYC, sustainable, energy efficient, Energy efficiency, urban, cities, city, density, hyper-cities, panel

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