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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
Advanced Urban Farming: Closing the Water Cycle while Growing Food and Community

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Urban agriculture creates more sustainable urban environments and re-establishes interrelated natural systems while providing fresh, local produce and strengthening local communities. Its environmental benefits, especially the positive impact on the local water cycle are often less recognized. This session focuses on place and climate specificity, water efficiency and mitigation of water challenges through three advanced urban agricultural systems: Productive green roofs retain stormwater, hydroponic and aquaponic systems recirculate irrigation water (preventing agricultural run-off) and integrated vertical farms recycle building wastewater streams. Participants learn to evaluate and integrate these urban agricultural systems in the design process through site-specific planning exercises.

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Susan Jones

Architect, atelierjones, University of Washington
Susan Jones, FAIA, LEED BD+C is a practicing architect, and founded atelierjones in 2003. Their work entwines design, research, and community engagement to create sustainable urban projects: of sites, buildings, materials, waste, and ways of living. atelierjones has been recognized by numerous national, regional and local design awards, and has been published nationally and internationally. Licensed in 15 states, she has been a visiting design... Read More →
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Heli Ojamaa

Graduate Student Research Assistant at UW Integrated Design Lab, University of Washington
Heli Ojamaa is a Master of Architecture in High Performance Building Candidate (2015) at the University of Washington where her thesis work is exploring the role biophilic design can play in overall building design and performance, from both a human and systems perspective. After receiving her Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University, she worked in architectural firms in Estonia and in Princeton, NJ lastly at... Read More →
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Gundula Proksch

Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Architecture
Gundula Proksch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She teaches advanced graduate studios and seminars with an emphasis on design integration of sustainable systems. Her current research focuses on design with living systems and the integration of urban agricultural practices in the built environment. Her book “Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach... Read More →

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

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