To live sustainably we must achieve social stability by meeting today's needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
Designing to Live Sustainably [d2ls] is both a competition with awards and a celebration of designs that become the tools through which we intend to nurture an emerging culture of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. d2ls invites anyone with an idea that could contribute to the region's planning for the effects of climate change to join in this competition. Whether an architect, planner, designer, student, developer, business person, elected official or none-of-the above to take part in this radical collaboration and collectively improve the Buffalo-Niagara bioregion.
The 2015 Competition: OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS - Preparing for the effects of climate change has officially launched!
A Visioning Session & Mentor Engagement Eventwill be held on Saturday, April 11th at d!g Buffalo (640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo) as an effective, functional and interactive brainstorming experience, based on a "Speed Dating" format. Attendees, whether with a specific project in mind, or just interested in learning more about the competition, will visit seven stations, then choose up to three stations to revisit and further develop their ideas. Each station will be representative of one of the six competition categories and will be facilitated by up to three Mentors with expertise in the category represented.
Registration and Check-in begin at 12:30 with introductions beginning promptly at 1:00 pm and concluding at 3:00 pm.This Visioning Session & Mentor Engagement Event, and the competition itself, invites anyone with an idea that could contribute to the region's planning for the effects of climate change to join in this highly inclusive competition and to take part in this radical collaboration to collectively improve the Buffalo-Niagara bio-region. To Pre-Register for this event please fill out the Registration Form.