Eco-Design for Behavior Change: Sustainability is people

This article first appeared in Communities: Eco-Building, (Summer 2018); for further information on Communities: ic.org/communities-magazine-home Eco-Design for Behavior Change: Sustainability is people The notion that technological innovations will save the day as it relates to environmental problems such as climate change and “the Great Acceleration” seems simplistic to me, to say the least, and dangerous when we consider the […]

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Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference 2

Come check out the second Annual Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference March 8-9th at Concordia University. This conference is open to the general public. Admission is free but registration is required.  You can register via Eventbrite here.  On Mach 8th, it takes place on the Loyola campus, and on the 9th it takes place on the downtown campus. I’ll […]

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Upcoming Talk: The Good Fight

I’m going to share some of my slightly more academic thoughts in this upcoming talk. Going to consider the relationship between design, dialogue, organizations and living more sustainably via the example of cohousing in Canada. Yes, it’s a talk full of buzzwords! Feb 16th, 2018 MB 13.101  

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Igniting Sustainability Research at Concordia

Time: January 19, 2018, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m Location: Room 3.430, John Molson Building (1450 Guy) Come hear what’s going on in the world of sustainability research at Concordia! During this event, faculty and graduate students of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre are invited to spend 5 minutes each talking about their work. Presenters include Professors Bengi Akbulut, James Grant, Jochen Jaeger, Monica […]

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The Worlds We Want podcast is coming!

  This Wednesday, with the help of CJLO and Future Earth, I’m launching a new podcast with two other Concordia students, called the Worlds We Want. Throughout the series we are going to be considering the work of researchers who are tackling issues associated with environmental change, such as the great acceleration and climate change. It’s about […]

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Vernissage and Exhibition for the winners of the 2016 Design Competition for a Solar Powered Shelter

Vernissage June 12, 2017 (sign up here) Exhibition from June 12-26, 2017 Collaboratoire’s inaugural design competition called for the creation of a solar powered shelter for the Loyola campus of Concordia University. International teams of young designers were encouraged to develop ideas that both educate and encourage public conversation around the issue of climate change. We received submissions from around the […]

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Collaboratoire Announces Winners in 2nd Design Competition

The results of the competition were unveiled on Wednesday, April 19th 2017, at the Maison du Développement Durable in Montreal. This competition was part of a joint initiative by the Concordia University Chair of Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (ideas-be) and the Chaire de recherche sur les concours et les pratiques contemporaines en […]

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Cohousing Workshop

I’m going to be running an introductory workshop on cohousing on April 23, 2017 in Beaconsfield at residence Villa Beaurepaire, at the invitation of a forming community that I’ve been observing for a while now. The community is working towards an option on a very exciting piece of property in Pointe-Claire, which will make for […]

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Presenting “The Architecture of Trust” this week!

This week a number of researchers, both professors and students will be presenting their work across various disciplines, all under the banner of sustainability at the Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference. Topics range from “frightened fish” to the “art of going zero waste” and are being presented via posters, presentations and plenaries (oh my!). Something to […]

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