DESIGNING TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY…
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.
Bringing preparedness to the Buffalo-Niagara Region presents an opportunity to THRIVE, not just survive.
WHY: If we prepare both our physical and societal infrastructure for the impending effects that climate change will bring, and continue to build on the revitalization we are already experiencing, we will see a true renaissance. A once Queen City could be so again in one of the country's most viable regions.
HOW: We have begun a dialogue that crosses cultural, racial and economic divides through a sharing of ideas, concepts and designs through the collective efforts of the competition entrants, projects discover their potential for synergy, partnering and collaboration, offering a road map into our future.We believe that the 2015 d2ls Competition: OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS (OR2FG) serves as a catalyst to the formation of a new paradigm for urban land use/building and a more equitable relationship between urbanized areas and their rural environs. The goal of d2ls is to stimulate novel and useful innovative and sustainable design. The entries are a vehicle with which to foster inspiration for a dynamic, adaptive new vision for our future sense of place.
OR2FG MISSION: To collectively embrace our responsibility to future generations; doing more than merely coping with the effects of climate change by consciously designing our built environment and policies.
WHO: 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 and 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 is underway!
Don't forget to Register by 4:00 PM EST, May 15, 2015! Submissions are due by 4:00 PM EST, May 22, 2015!