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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
Net Positive Biodiversity

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Density in urban design has its benefits - walkability, public transportation, and land preservation through reducing sprawl. But can a city be livable to a diverse ecology of species besides humans? This interactive session will explore what habitat means in the urban jungle. How much space is actually needed for wildlife corridors and patches? How much biodiversity is possible within streetscapes, on building facades, rooftops, and within city blocks? Participants will form a walking urban ecology design charrette from the conference hotel, through the Seattle cityscape, to Freeway Park, reimagining these sites to maximize biodiversity.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bergmann

Sarah Bergmann

Director, Pollinator Pathway
Sarah Bergmann is a crossdisciplinary thinker working in the fields of art, design, and ecology. Bergmann is the Director of the Pollinator Pathway, a global design project that reimagines the relationship between human and natural systems. The Pollinator Pathway combines ecology, design thinking, and participation to create largescale design projects connecting cities, farmland, and national parks, each built to Bergmann’s criteria... Read More →
avatar for Deb Guenther

Deb Guenther

Partner, Mithun
Deb Guenther is a Partner and Landscape Architect at Mithun – an integrated design firm with offices in Seattle and San Francisco. Her work seeks to redefine how people experience the outdoors within urban settings. Deb works to integrate the function and beauty of natural systems into habitable places, showcasing her innate perception of the relationship between people and their surroundings. Her work varies in scale and complexity and... Read More →
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Nicole Stern

Landscape Architect, Biohabitats
Nicole Stern, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, is a landscape architect for Biohabitats, Inc. Specializing in regenerative environments, she has expertise in wastewater and stormwater biofiltration, watershed restoration, and ecological master planning. Nicole has followed the evolution of sustainable technologies and environmental design for over a decade through research and project work within multi-disciplinary teams, nationally and internationally. Her... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel

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