City of Tomorrow Conference at 92St Y

City of Tomorrow Conference at 92St Y

How Termites, Coral Reefs, and Humpback Whales Can Teach Us to Build Better, video at 92StY Clare talks on a biomimicry panel about what we can learn from ecosystems to transition cities to circular resource loops.
If nature doesn’t need trash, neither do we

If nature doesn’t need trash, neither do we

Natural systems evolve to be closed-loop and waste-free. Human ones should take a cue from nature. By Clare Miflin on Grist. Now that summer has faded away so too has the persistent stench of garbage piled on sidewalks and left out in the sun in major cities across the country. But trash itself isn’t going
New York City’s Trash Problem Has a Design Solution

New York City’s Trash Problem Has a Design Solution

A talk with Clare Miflin, one of the authors of NYC’s Zero Waste Design Guidelines. From Common Edge. Like virtually every metropolis in the world, New York has a trash problem. The city produces approximately 24,000 tons of it a day. Much of it is carted to landfills in distant places, where it pollutes the
A+ Session: Design to Achieve Zero Waste Goals

A+ Session: Design to Achieve Zero Waste Goals

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
Trash Talk: New Guidelines Show How Architects and Planners Can Clean Up Cities

Trash Talk: New Guidelines Show How Architects and Planners Can Clean Up Cities

The Zero Waste Design Guidelines is a multidisciplinary book that explores in-depth how to best handle waste on the building and urban scale. From Metropolis Magazine. “Waste is a design flaw,” announces Zero Waste Design Guidelines, a recently-unveiled book produced by AIA New York (AIANY). The book–much in the vein of the 2010 Active Design Guidelines, which AIANY also helped produce–aims to
Waste Not Want Not: NYC Zero Waste Design Guidelines

Waste Not Want Not: NYC Zero Waste Design Guidelines

If we can reduce waste here, we can do it anywhere. From Building Green. Waste is a design flaw. That’s the thinking behind the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, recently issued by the NYC chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The guidelines recommend a set of best practices for designing buildings, streets, and neighborhoods to reduce the