Floating cities once seemed like sci-fi. Now the UN is getting on board

Floating cities once seemed like sci-fi. Now the UN is getting on board

Bjarke Ingels Group and a company called Oceanix presented a wild concept for floating cities at the UN this week, imagining completely self-sufficient communities in the era of sea level rise. By Fast Company Excerpt: Miflin wants to create a circular system where all food waste is turned into nutrients for the soil through composting. Food ...
City of the Future Podcast

City of the Future Podcast

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 ...
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 ...