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Universal Design Summit 7

Universal Design Summit is a preeminent conference in North America, drawing experts in universal design from across the globe. UD Summit has traditionally focused on universal housing and inclusive communities. Event organizers are pleased to announce the expansion of UD Summit to include inclusive design in digital spaces.  Our current plan is to offer simultaneous virtual and in-person conferences.

UD Summit 7 will be held in May 2021 in St. Louis and attract several hundred designers, developers, builders, contractors, and architects from across the country and the globe. UD Summit 7 will provide exceptional content in the areas of affordable housing for all ages and abilities, universal design in public spaces, physical and digital community access, and universal design in digital spaces.  A pre-conference seminar will focus on ADA regulations and accessibility requirements for housing.  Continuing education credits will be offered through a variety of professional associations including AIA, IDCEC, IOTA and more.  Dozens of vendors of related products and services will be on display throughout the conference.  Opportunities abound to network with inclusive-minded professionals from varied industries.

If there is an imposing health risk to participants due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually in the same time frame. Our current plan is to offer simultaneous virtual and in-person conferences.

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Fairforce 100 Green Design Professionals

Our student ambassadors Ehsan Sajadi, Ana Landi, Manushi Bashini and Minomi Pitipana have carefully curated a list of Green Design Professionals including Green Architects and Green Fashion Designers who made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry. 

We continue adding people on the lists that deserve to be noticed for the good they have done for nature. 

Please give feedback and suggest more names on the lists. We want more people who are utilizing their business skills for nature!

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IF YOU HAVE A DATA-DRIVEN GREEN STARTUP:

#Environmental #Data #Accelerator by Fairforce
Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Apply now at https://lnkd.in/dP859eD

We are looking for you if you generate, capture, process, clean, analyze and make use of environmental information. We are interested in all data-driven #green #startups.

>>What you get
During the accelerator you will:
spend 100% of your time working on your business: everything that we do makes your company bigger
receive coaching and mentoring; we have weekly workshops to develop parts of your business (sales, governance, marketing, scaling, etc.)
online meetings with potential business partners
work with 100+ professionals from the Fairforce network and our corporate partners access to Nestholma funding and introductions to hundreds of investors.

>>Who we are
The accelerator is powered by @Nestholma
29 accelerators done.
Client list includes Nordea, OTP bank, Microsoft, BT, Elisa, Santander, Nokia.
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Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Starting date: October 11th, 2020
Duration: 14 weeks
Location: Remote


Themes:
#carbonfootprint measurement
#blockchain and carbon #trading
#carbon offsetting
#analytics
data in decision-making
driving behavior (e.g. through #gamification)
use of #industrial data and #environmental data

Blueprint for living

Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.

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20-22 April 2020 – DTRS

We are very pleased to announce the 13th symposium in the DTRS (Design
Thinking Research Symposium) series, which will take place on April 20-22,
2021, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. The
theme of the symposium will be:

Expanding the frontiers of design: A blessing or a curse?

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Degrowth

“Degrowth is about redistribution by design, not by collapse”

The architecture profession tends to assume that there is always more to build. We need more infrastructure, more houses and more office space to accommodate economies and societies that are forever expanding. Greedy though it may be, this mindset is supported by the pervasive belief that a society’s success is best measured not in terms of humane measures such as the capacity for care and play but in economic terms such as market expansion. The result for the built environment is constant reconfiguration and extension into new territory to a degree that our planet can barely sustain.

This growth obsession is a central premise of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, Exploring how the endless pursuit of growth has caused planetary weariness and social division, the Triennale invites visitors to imagine what a society of Degrowth could be like and how architecture could serve it.

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Dimensions.Guide

Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world.

Created as a universal resource to better communicate the basic properties, systems, and logics of our built environment, Dimensions.Guide is a free platform for increasing public and professional knowledge of life and design.

 

https://www.dimensions.guide