Circular economy The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which material flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. Scope Origins
C. S. Holling Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling, OC (born December 6, 1930) is a Canadian ecologist, and Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida. Holling is one of the conceptual founders of ecological economics. Biography
Urban Bricolage anniekoh: The temporary public art work Loaded Text has made me more obsessed with ways of making planning public. The artists Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler “hand wrote the entire 65-page text of the Downtown Durham Revitalization Plan on a 150-foot stretch of damaged sidewalk” (source) Description from the Museum of Durham History on a retrospective of the work created in June 1989 by artists Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler in downtown Durham: The work was one of two temporary public art projects commissioned by the Durham Arts Council to coincide with Public Art Dialogue Southeast, a conference on public art.
Alex Metric Discography Singles and EPs Whatshewants - EP (2007)Deadly On A Mission - EP (2008)In Your Machine - EP (2008)The Head Straight - EP (2009)It Starts - EP (2009)It Starts Remixes - EP (2009)Open Your Eyes - Single (2011)Open Your Eyes (Remixes & Productions) - Album (2011)End Of The World - EP (2011)Ammunition EP (2012) (free download)Ammunition Pt. 2 EP (2012)Ammunition Pt. 3 EP (2013)Safe With You (with Jacques Lu Cont featuring Malin) (2013)Ammunition Pt. 4 EP (2014)Heart Weights a Ton (2014) Remixes Bootlegs
About LivingLabs Savin Hill About LivingLabs Savin Hill Cove is the Second site for LivingLabs, an innovative new approach at hands on learning and real world research that allows students to work in the field with professionals on interdisciplinary projects. This Fall 2013 semester takes Capstone students into the nearby Savin Hill Cove to use many different approaches in order to make the cove a healthier ecosystem. Groups of students and instructors alike will work to clean up the cove, introduce equipment and methods to make the cove healthier, as well as public outreach to spread information about how local communities can make a difference. What’s In A Name? Global Warming vs Climate Change We found that the term "global warming" is associated with greater public understanding, emotional engagement, and support for personal and national action than the term "climate change." For example, the term “global warming” is associated with: Our findings strongly suggest that the terms global warming and climate change are used differently and mean different things in the minds of many Americans. The following graphic shows how the two terms elicit different meanings for Americans.
Manuel de Godoy, Prince of the Peace Manuel de Godoy, Príncipe de la Paz, portrait by Goya. Birth and family background Godoy was born in Castuera (Badajoz), the third son of noble parents but without fortune. His father was José de Godoy y Sánchez de los Ríos, de Cáceres y Méndez or José de Godoy y Sánchez de los Ríos Cáceres Morillo y Rodríguez, an impoverished army colonel of aristocratic background born in Badajoz on November 14, 1731 and baptized in his P. del Sagrario nine days old, who later became Governor of the Council of Treasure (Gobernador de Consejo de Hacienda), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III and Saint Fernando since 1794, Colonel of the Provincial Militia of Extremadura and Perpetual Regedor (Rector) of the City of Badajoz, his homeland. His mother was María Antonia Justa Álvarez de Faria y Sánchez, Pimienta y Zarzosa or Antonia Justa Álvarez Serrano de Faria y Sánchez Zarzosa, who became Dame of Honor of the Queen.
ParaTonerre pour Arbre This list of technical tree biology terms, is part of my responses to proposed logging on the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. John A. Keslick, Jr. Tree BiologistThe Allegheny Defense Project Tree Biological LaboratoryKeslick and Son Modern ArboricultureWest Chester, P.A. 19380 USA 610-696-5353 Humpty Dumpty said a word means only what he wants it to mean. Socrates, a great philosopher, said, just tell us what you want your word to mean.
Regenerative design Regenerative design is a process-oriented systems theory based approach to design. The term "regenerative" describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials, creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. The basis is derived from systems ecology with a closed loop input–output model or a model in which the output is greater than or equal to the input with all outputs viable and all inputs accounted for. Regenerative design is the biomimicry of ecosystems that provide for all human systems to function as a closed viable ecological economics system for all industry. It parallels ecosystems in that organic (biotic) and synthetic (abiotic) material is not just metabolized but metamorphosed into new viable materials. Ecosystems and regeneratively designed systems are holistic frameworks that seek to create systems that are absolutely waste free.
Floods: Recurrence intervals and 100-year floods The USGS Water Science School Possibly you can remember when a really big rain, be it from a hurricane or a large frontal system, hit your town. If flood conditions occurred because of the rain then you might have heard the radio or TV weatherman say something like "This storm has resulted in a 100-year flood on Soandso River, which crested at a stage of 20 feet." Obviously, this means that the river reached a peak stage (height) that happens only once every 100 years, right? A hydrologist would answer "Well, not exactly." Hydrologists don't like to hear a term like "100-year flood" because, scientifically, it is a misinterpretation of terminology that leads to a misconception of what a 100-year flood really is.
Resilient Cities - ICLEI: Home 15 April 2014 Together with eight international organizations ICLEI joined a new urban resilience partnership which was announced at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia last week. “There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for urban resilience in recent years. This new collaboration represents a consolidation of those efforts as we prepare for an explosion of urbanization in the 21st century” said Margareta Wahlström, UNISDR Chief and Co-patron of the Resilient Cities congress 2012 and 2013. The partnership has been established by UN-Habitat, UNISDR, The World Bank Group, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR); the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Rockefeller Foundation; the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge Programme, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.
Antonio Musa Brassavola Antonio Musa Brassavola (variously spelled Brasavoli, Brasavola, or Brasavoli, January 16, 1500–1555) was an Italian physician and one of the most famous of his time. He studied under Niccolò Leoniceno and Manardi. He was the friend and physician of Ercolo II, the prince of Este. He was also the consulting physician of Kings Francis I, Charles V, Henry VIII and Popes Paul III, Leo X, Clement VIII and Julius III. He performed the first successful tracheotomy, and published an account of it in 1546. He was the chair of philosophy in Ferrara and also studied botany and medicine. A genus of orchid, called Brassavola, is named after him.