BUFFALO Search Results: “greenhouse gasses”
The Case for Transit
BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."
In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.
Smart & Connected: Management of Thermal Extremes
BY ZOÉ HAMSTEAD
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"What is the connective tissue that we need—both technologically and socially—to create adaptive strategies that are greater than the sum of our parts?"
In Smart & Connected from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Zoé Hamstead, describes a linked practice-research endeavor that addresses how cities manage heat and cold events. Localized differences in exposure and coping capacity impact the effectiveness of public agencies, organizations and individuals to respond to episodic thermal events. Since thermal vulnerability is shaped by complex interactions across environmental, social and technological variability, addressing this challenge will require integration of traditionally siloed disciplinary knowledge and agency management strategies. As part of a National Science Foundation-funded Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) planning grant, collaborators in Buffalo/Erie County, New York and Tempe/Maricopa County, Arizona are working together to build capacity for integrating research with practice for managing thermal extremes.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “greenhouse gasses”
Kells Irish Pub
May 07, 2010
Duggal Greenhouse | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct 03, 2013
PechaKucha Night Futurenauts
May 18, 2014
Dec 15, 2017
The San Francisco of Tomorrow
BY CRAIG SCOTT
@ VOL 53
ON SEP 05, 2013
Craig Scott, an architect, proposes ideas for putting three of San Francisco's abandoned buildings to new and innovative new uses. Some old silos are transformed into a gigantic 3D printer, an old crane is turned into a digital technology innovation lab, and an old stadium is turned into a greenhouse.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 7, 2013.
It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
BY WOLFGANG BRAUNER
@ VOL 4
ON MAR 20, 2014
Wolfgang Brauner talks about the various problems in our society, including the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emmissions and the depletion rates of frakking. There are many thing we must do to turn things around and make the earth a livable place.
Casa Batroun - The Story of an Eco-Friendly House
BY MAHA NASRALLAH
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 10, 2014
Maha Nasrallah and Maya Karkour share the adventurous experience of turning an old house into an exemplary, award winning eco-friendly home. Green magic, if you will!
Taking something old and crumbling away, and refurbishing it and enhancing what is already there, is a step closer to eco-friendly living and homes. Reusing and recycling wood, and using natural materials, Maha and Maya were able to create and inspire more to do the same.
BY SANTIAGO MOTA
@ VOL 37
ON SEP 25, 2014
Santiago Mota is founder and leader of Casa UNAM, an awarded project in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the world´s most important sustainable design and construction competition. Twenty teams from students all over the world gather to research, design, manufacture, build, manage and exhibit a dwelling prototype fueled 100% by solar energy, evaluating its environmental, social and economical impact as well as its waste production through its life cycle.
Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm
BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"
In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!
Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.
La huella del carbono empresarial y personal
BY INGRID MATEO-MANTECÓN
@ VOL 4
ON NOV 28, 2017
Ingrid Mateo Mantecón, Doctora en Economía, experta en transporte y comercio internacional. Ella es una Profesora e Investigadora en la Universidad de Cantabria. Y Ella se ha especializado en economía del medio ambiente y en economía del transporte.
Ingrid hablará sobre la huella del carbono empresarial y también de la huella de carbono que cada uno de nosotros deja en el Planeta.
Cada día la sociedad demanda actuaciones más responsables a las empresas, teniendo especial relevancia cuestiones sociales y medioambientales. Dentro de las actuaciones medioambientales, el cumplimiento de los acuerdos internacionales, en cuanto a emisiones de CO2, es una cuestión que se tiene en consideración.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN Providence Vol. 5
Tonight (August 19) marks the sixth edition of PechaKucha Night in Providence -- again at the Bravo venue -- but let's first take a look at last month's event (Vol. 5), thanks to this great report from organizer Stephanie Gerson. I’ve started making a tradition of announcing which other cities in the world are hosting PK Nights on the same night as us in Providence. Last month, I told the crowd that if ever we were to host a PK Night on the same night as a city in our time zone, we should orchestrate some kinda tele-PechaKucha situation using videochat. And as fate should have it, this month, we did PechaKucha not only on the same night as another city in our time zone, but on the same night as the PKing city that is geographically closest to us: July 22nd, 2009 witnessed PechaKucha Nights in both Providence and Boston. So I got in touch with Boston’s coordinator Brett Stilwell beforehand, to see if we couldn’t scheme some way to have our PK Nights intersect. Boston’s venue lacks internet access, so we settled for speaker phone, and although we couldn’t hear each other very well, the crowd in Providence definitely enjoyed yelling “hi Boston!” at my cell phone. We’ll definitely take a second shot, either with Boston or elsewhere. Our evening also started with some trials and tribulations of pronouncing “PechaKucha.” I shared with the crowd some of the best mispronunciations I’ve heard, from Hoochie Coochie to Machu Picchu, and announced that during intermission, the mic would be available for folks to perform their favorite mispronunciations. (And folks did end up getting on the mic during intermission! I Love this crowd.) And now for the presentations… July is a mellower month, as people tend to be traveling, and we had a slightly smaller crowd and shorter bill than usual – only six presentations. But IMHO this cultivated a more intimate atmosphere, and made the presentations more memorable (or perhaps, remember-able). Lemme quickly paint three of the presentations. Ariel Schecter is a senior at Brown, and therefore the first undergrad presenter at PechaKucha in Providence! He also happened to be – pleasantly surprisingly, given that we haven’t had enough women presenters thus far – the only man to present that night. His presentation was grandiosely titled “treatise on higher dimensions, parallel universes, and dark matter,” but he most certainly lived up to it. He took the crowd on an existential ride from masslessness to the 5th dimension, where Tyra Banks and the rest of us unknowingly walk along mobius strips, and explored the implications of each moment’s infinite possibilities. We were awed. And since that night, people have approached me asking about ‘that amazing Brown student, what does he study?...’ Tara Sage Steeves is a life coach and author who told the story of her Burning Man-induced transformation into a professional enabler of dream realization. Her presentation was beautifully titled “Dreaming out Loud,” and that’s precisely what she helps people do, by visualizing, vocalizing, and even dressing up ‘as you aspire to be.’ And since my own presentation essentially consisted of 20 dreams I was sharing out loud, Tara and I switched roles at the end of her presentation – she became the emcee and introduced me, Stephanie Gerson, the presenter. With my 20 slides, I shared “20 ventures I’d Love to pursue, but never will…unless you fund me, collaborate with me, or teach me some magic tricks.” An orchestra suit that translates movement into sound, a greenhouse restaurant where diners pick their ingredients, a pre-scripted video-chat with Obama, hosting Burning Man at a refugee camp, and deploying aliens to cities rife with inter-ethnic conflict were 5 of the 20. I got lots of smiles and ‘wows’ and even a few solicitations for collaboration, which was precisely the intention. What a wonderful July; August here we come!
The San Francisco of the Future
As if the Bay Area weren't futuristic enough! In today's Presentation of the Day, "The San Francisco of Tomorrow" from PKN San Francisco Vol. 53, architect Craig Scott proposes ideas for putting three of San Francisco's abandoned buildings to new and innovative new uses. Old silos are transformed into a gigantic 3D printer, a decrepit crane is turned into a digital technology innovation lab, and an unused stadium is turned into a greenhouse.
Projection: Earth in 2100
Do we choose to cap greenhouse gas emissions? Do we choose to stop burning fossil fuels? Or do we just keep going? Professor Matthew Brown gives us a hard look at facts of where Earth is headed in the next 100 years. In “Projection: Earth in 2100” from PKN St. Augustine Vol. 2, Matthew shows us what impact humans have had on climate change.