Category: Talks

City resident and co-founder of Help Delhi Breathe, Reecha Upadhyay, tells us how she rallied tens of thousands of voters to pass legislation that will help cap air pollution killing millions every year. She discusses biomimicry with Clare Miflin, who shares her epiphany that nature doesn’t create any waste and that perhaps our misuse of […]

EO5 Closing the Recycling Loop. From Sidewalk Labs. Simple as it may seem, recycling properly is really hard — and our misguided attempts are actually harming the planet more than helping. But what if we could know, instantly, if we’re recycling correctly? What if we were “nudged” to recycle better? Or reuse more? In this […]

A zero-waste city is possible. This video taps into expertise that will show you how and where to start. Andrew Blum, journalist and independent curator of “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City” at the Center for Architecture, speaks to the leaders in zero waste to discuss NYC’s ambitious goal to send zero waste […]

Cornell University, 2019 Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium. The planet has finite resources, yet we design and build as if our materials are unlimited. In fact, the earth’s crust contains less than 20 years of copper, tin, and zinc, at the current rate of mining. Sand, a vital aggregate in cement, is rapidly depleting. Architects […]