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Alison Ronson

in Edmonton

#LoveYourHeadwaters

PRESENTED ON SEP 29, 2016
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 26

“We are so privileged to be able to turn on our taps and have clean drinking water in an instant, but we often don’t think of the actual source of that water.”

In "#LoveYourHeadwaters" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26Alison Ronson brings us from the city into the beautiful Alberta wilderness, encouraging us to get excited about our water—where it comes from, why it needs more protection, and what the average Edmontonian can do to #LoveYourHeadwaters.

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Edo Era Ecology

BY AZBY BROWN
@ VOL 72 ON APR 21, 2010

Azby Brown shows us what it's like to live in a sustainable city of 1.4 million in a country of 30 million in the Japanese Edo Era. What is the "traditional Japanese way of life," and what can it teach us today? Check out his book on the topic, "Just Enough".

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Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet

BY KRISANNE BAKER
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist and art educator, presents “Hydrologic,” in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 6, 2014. 

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Life on the Water

BY MARCY HOLTZ
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Marcy and Lisa will share how their water ski story started as a family affair, transformed into a team sport and has served as a bond of friendship and connector for business.

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Water ... Too Much … or Not Enough

BY MARY BOWMAN
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Landcape architect Mary Bowman of Gustavson Porter presents  her current projects using the theme of water to create amenity spaces in Singapore, UAE, UK and Spain involving very romantic parks creation, lush tropical gardens, big waterfalls and water movement, swimming pool, and also to create an ecology within existing reservoirs.

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Multidimensional Sustainability

BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015. 

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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Unraveling Sustainability

BY FLORENCE MICOUD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Florence Micoud - She defined sustainability in a way that is real and understandable for everyone. She also described the language, the processes and tools that facilitate action so that we may work together for effective and desirable change.

https://aimatsustainability.org

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Value of Water: Perspectives from India

BY KENNY KHOO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

Kenny Khoo presents about how in order to enable sustainable access to water in rural India, creating economic value in water is critical. 

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Permaculture

BY THADDEUS CATES
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 02, 2017

Thaddeus Cates gives an overview of Permanent Agriculture.