Archive for March 2009

WIRED joins the social media push for Urban Re:Vision

Dallas: the green frontier The 6th competition in a series, Re:Vision DALLAS is an opportunity to transform an existing city block in Dallas into a model of cutting-edge sustainable practices. We invite you to be part of this ground-breaking effort and help lay the foundation for sustainable urban design, as well as the opportunity to…

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NYT: Aptera Media Tour Hits New York

The new Aptera 2e vehicles traveling throughout New York have many area residents curious about the futuristic-looking motorcycle, its creators say. While its windswept shape recalls jet aircraft, the Aptera 2e could also be the silicon sister of Eve, the streamlined robot from the animated film “Wall-E.” And as it glided silently through Lower Manhattan…

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Chris Cheatham interviews Eric Corey Freed

Freed: Design Competition Winner Will Build Actual City Block Chris Cheatham (Green Building Law Update) interviewed Eric Corey Freed last week and just posted the first in a 2-part series interview: My friends over at Sensible City recently offered me the opportunity to interview Eric Corey Freed. It’s not everyday I get to interview someone…

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Channel 9 (Washington, DC) visits Ecobuild

WUSA (CBS Channel 9) was on site at Ecobuild’s DC Conference. Here is their report from the tradeshow floor on the promise of a more “green economy”. WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — Ever heard of a sustainability director? That is one of the new jobs in demand in the growing green technology industry. The Ecobuild &…

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Urban Re:Vision to lead design Charrette in San Francisco this week

This week we are in San Francisco supporting Urban Re:Vision for a 2-day intensive design session to redefine the city’s Civic Center district using Re:Vision’s Unified Conceptual Framework which is currently guiding our sister project, Re:Vision Dallas. To quote Mayor Gavin Newsom’s goal: “We are transforming our Civic Center into a global model for how…

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Kindle 2 and the future of educational publishing.

[Ian Bryan] If you aren’t sold on the Kindle 2, it is probably because you are listening to this guy (pictured above), or to Amazon’s standard marketing. Jeff is a good guy, as charming and brilliant as they come, but he too often speaks indiscriminately to features on his promotional tour (instead of judging his…

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CF: Green Building Law interviews Ecobuild speaker Malecha

Chris of Green Building Law Update posted this interview with Ecobuild keynote speaker and current AIA President Marvin Malecha. Back in December, Kimberly Miller of Sensible City provided me with a press pass to EcoBuild, which is a fantastic event for those interested in discussing green building policy. At EcoBuild, I was able to interview…

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