Category Archives: environment

Indulgent Quoting: Buckminster Fuller 1981

I can’t believe there are no Bucky quotes on this blog yet. I was reminded of this passage from Critical Path, p223, while writing piece on the subject “Schools of the Future: Why Architects Matter.” Paying people to stay home … Continue reading

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Clips: Engaging Students to Design their Sustainable Future

This week I spoke with Neenan Architect David Kurtz about Engaging Students to Design their Sustainable Future. At the Alamosa Schools in Colorado, uncertainty about who to hire for a playground consultant turned into a design-research project for students. Their … Continue reading

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Clips: Climate Wisdom

Fort Collins, CO has an interesting program called Climate Wise for inspiring and aiding businesses to do their part in reaching the city’s atmospheric and environmental goals. The Neenan Company, who I’ve been blogging for regularly on sustainability issues, is … Continue reading

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Beauty and Endearing Destiny

pic: smastrong “Be fun and engaging and strive for an aesthetic outcome. Government, business, and environmental organization cannot create a sustainable society. It will only come about through the accumulated effects of daily acts of billions of eager participants. Some … Continue reading

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Clips: Schools 2050

pic: D. Sharon Pruitt A gentleman of my father’s age recently scoffed at me that sustainability will get no where as long as people of his generation are in charge and prospering off the status quo. Are baby boomers really … Continue reading

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Clips: Sustainable Urban Typologies

pic: Joel Bedford My second post this week for the Neenan Company blog explores the question “How will we build in 2050?” following the twitter conversation #rethinkarch. I spoke with journalist Greg Lindsey and architect Robyn Vettraino about connections between … Continue reading

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Clips: What is Government’s Role in Achieving Price Parity for Renewable Energy?

pic: ThisIsDuffy Check out my post What is Government’s Role in Achieving Price Parity for Renewable Energy? published by design-build firm The Neenan Company. Excerpt… Can renewable energy reach price parity without government subsidies? While green energy is gaining momentum, … Continue reading

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