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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Friday, April 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ecology for Design and Business

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How can ecological literacy empower the creativity of a design team? This session will begin with a discussion between a designer, biologist, lapsed ecologist, and business strategist examining the value of and approach to incorporating deep ecological intelligence into a project. Following the discussion, the session participants will be presented with a design challenge intended to practice thinking about design in terms of living systems in a way that is practically relevant, while also igniting new creativity in the imagination of designers, owners, and business leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lee Allen

Chris Lee Allen

Owner, Chris Allen + Associates
Chris is the owner of Chris Allen + Associates -- a project development studio with twenty-five years of experience working with strategic partners and clients to catalyze innovation in an array of sectors related to sustainability: built environment; consumer product and industrial process innovation; clean energy; natural resource management; regional economic planning; tourism; and community development. With training in International Business... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Carney

Jenny Carney

Principal, LEED Fellow, YR&G Sustainability Consulting, Education, and Analysis
Jenny is a Principal at YR&G, overseeing work related to sustainability strategy development, performance-based benchmarking, corporate sustainability programming, and LEED-EBOM certification. Jenny recently completed 6 years of work on the USGBC Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group, serving as Chair from 2012-2014. She is the current Chair of the USGBC-IL Board of Directors, and is a member of the SITES Technical Core Committee... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Muse

Ashley Muse

Senior Sustainability Manager, YR&G Sustainability Consulting, Education, and Analysis
Ashley is a Senior Sustainability Manager at YR&G with ten years of experience in architectural and green building. She has worked on a wide range of residential, commercial, educational, cultural projects. Ashley has technical expertise in passive and active systems design and is an experienced facilitator committed to a cooperative design process that engages multiple perspectives within diverse interdisciplinary teams. She has developed... Read More →
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Juan Rovalo

Founding Prinicpal, In Site
Juan is the founding principal of In Site, skilled biologist with ability to work with interdisciplinary teams in diverse cultural and ecological contexts. His communication skills and knowledge of biological strategies and systems enriches the processes of design. The skills he offers are differentiators for the design and planning processes of architects, engineers, landscapers, urban planners, real estate developers, industrial and product... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Issaquah Room Sheraton Hotel

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