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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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Thursday, April 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cities that Function Like Forests: An Innovative Approach to Urban Resiliency

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How can we learn from the genius of our place to design more resilient, restorative communities? New York City after a storm, Chicago after a drought, Seattle after a flood: what if we were able to look at how nature survives disturbance and ask the question - what is resilient here? Using biomimicry methodology, this interactive workshop gives participants the chance to explore natural solutions to urban resilience challenges within a Seattle context and provide tools and best practices for exploring the genius of their place when they return home. Some knowledge of biomimicry will be helpful, although not required.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy McGee

Timothy McGee

Chief Biologist and Designer, LikoLab
Timothy R. McGee is chief biologist and designer at LikoLab, a biology & design firm in Seattle that learns from nature, and makes things. Likolab explores the interface between biology and design helping organizations confront both the human and scientific challenges of emerging technology. Tim’s work spans broad challenges from developing new ways to manufacture materials to enabling healthcare companies to better understand how their... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Ramsden

Alexandra Ramsden

Principal, RUSHING
Alexandra Ramsden leads Rushing’s sustainability consulting and training practice and is the cofounder of Biomimicry Puget Sound. She guides teams to identify project appropriate sustainability solutions for buildings and businesses and develops green building educational programs. Drawing from her 15 years of experience and a multidisciplinary background of both science and architecture, Alexandra approaches projects holistically and... Read More →
avatar for Josh Stack

Josh Stack

Attorney and Counselor at Law, Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC
Educated in biology and law on construction sites & development projects, and the Peruvian rainforest, Josh advises clients in translating and applying Life’s deep laws to design, construction and complex sustainability initiatives. He adapts resilience science, TEK and the sciences of life to practice, and ultimately, as a deliberation for our children’s adaptive health and resilience. Recent projects include: facilitating a... Read More →



Thursday April 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Issaquah Room Sheraton Hotel

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