Congrats to João Feijó, Winner of “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”

October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

Congratulations to João Manuel Linck Feijó of Idealizador de Sistemas Biológicos Integrados, ATV Brasil, and Ecotelhado who recently won Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”

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The premise was to demonstrate how living architecture can create more resilient communities in face of climate change, resource shortages, natural disasters and environmental degradation.  The Brazilian agronomy engineer’s “Integrated Green Roof Wastewater Recycling System” is a fascinating design with lots of potential here in the U.S. and around the world.

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As a matter of fact, João was one of our esteemed speakers in “The Inspiration Nook” at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, held live on February 12 through March 13, 2013 and on demand through April 13, 2013.  He spoke about his project in “Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients.” Starting in January, 2014, we will be showing one video per week, either Keynote, Panel Session, or Individual – don’t miss them!

The five finalists for “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest” were Brien Spier, Fred M. Hunter, Jenny Hill, Bradley Klein, and João Manuel Linck Feijó.   After receiving the most votes for his entry, João Feijó won a free delegate pass to the CitiesAlive 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, and the editor’s top picks will be published in the November (Winter 2013/2014) issue of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine.

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As you know, the 2013 CitiesAlive Conference is this week, starting on Wednesday, October 23 -26 in gorgeous San Francisco.

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

CitiesAlive delegate pass includes: access to all core conference programming (opening plenary and reception, technical sessions, lunch, trade show, CitiesAlive themed party at the California Academy of Sciences and the Awards of Excellence luncheon).  If you haven’t registered yet, do so here.

I really believe João’s new idea is one that can be embraced in many regions of the world!  He will, of course, be in San Francisco this week with his lovely wife Vivian (whom we met last month in Nantes).  He will love to talk to you about his winning project and how it can be implemented on a large scale.  You can also contact him directly at:

João Manuel Linck Feijó
Idealizador de Sistemas Biológicos Integrados
Rua Erechim, 330 – Porto Alegre – RS
joao@ecotelhado.com.br
www.ecotelhado.com.br
www.facebook.com/ecotelhadobrasil
(51) 3242.8215 / (51) 8144.7689

Happy Wastewater Recycling!

~ Linda V.

Voting Open for GRHC’s The Great Community Resiliency Contest thru September 25 at 10 AM Eastern!

September 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Don’t forget to vote  for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ (GRHC) The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest through the deadline of this Wednesday, September 25th, at 10 AM Eastern!  The idea is how living architecture can create more resilient communities in face of climate change, resource shortages, natural disasters and environmental degradation – and the winner will win a free delegate pass to CitiesAlive in San Francisco.

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“Thank you for to everyone who submitted to our Great Community Resiliency Project Contest. We had submissions from all over the globe…from France, to Brazil, the US and beyond. Our submission period has ended; and we’ve selected the top five finalists. Thank you again for your ideas; and we hope to see you at CitiesAlive in October.

The five finalists are: Brien Spier, Fred M. Hunter, Jenny Hill, Joao Manuel Linck Feijo and Bradley Klein. Voting will be open until Wednesday September 25th at 10:00 AM EST. The idea with the most votes (combined ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ on Facebook & ‘Likes’ and ‘Repins’ on Pinterest) will win a delegate pass to CitiesAlive. So be sure to ‘Like’ & ‘Share’ your favorite ideas on Facebook and and ‘Like’ and ‘Repin’ your favorite ideas on Pinterest.”  ~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

The editor’s top picks will be published in the November (Winter 2013/2014) issue of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine. The person with the most votes will win a delegate pass to CitiesAlive11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference in San Francisco from October 23-26, 2013. At CitiesAlive, we will be examining how living architecture technologies can contribute to resilient buildings and communities.

In 2012, the United States experienced 11 extreme weather related disasters, each causing in excess of $1 billion in damages and many more on a smaller scale. Recently, Hurricane Sandy pummelled the U.S. so hard that the economic impact will likely top $60 billion. Natural disasters have an enormous impact on our infrastructure, ecosystems and on the health and livelihood of those affected. We are far from fully understanding the hidden potential of how living architecture systems can help our communities cope when various disasters strike.

“A Resilient City is one that has developed capacities to help absorb future shocks and stresses to its social, economic, and technical systems and infrastructures so as to still be able to maintain essentially the same functions, structures, systems, and identity.” ~ ResilientCity.org

As you know, the 2013 CitiesAlive Conference will be held on October 23 -26 in San Francisco.

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

CitiesAlive delegate pass includes: access to all core conference programming (opening plenary and reception, technical sessions, lunch, trade show, CitiesAlive themed party at the California Academy of Sciences and the Awards of Excellence luncheon).

CONTACT: For more information, contact Jennifer Foden Wilson, editor of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine at jfodenwilson@greenroofs.org or 416-971-4494 ext. 231.

Congrats to the final 5!  Make sure to add your vote – I just did…

~ Linda V.

Enter the Great Community Resiliency Project Contest from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities by August 28, 2013!

August 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

As you surely know by now, the 2013 CitiesAlive Conference will be held on October 23 -26 in lovely, picturesque San Francisco.  A very cool new feature for 2013 is “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

Here’s the scoop from Jennifer Foden Wilson, editor of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine:

WHAT: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest. Submit your ideas of how living architecture can create more resilient communities in face of climate change, resource shortages, natural disasters and environmental degradation for your chance to win a free delegate pass to CitiesAlive in San Francisco, October 23-26, 2013.

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HOW: Submit your ideas to The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest in one of the following formats to the editor, Jennifer Foden Wilson, jfodenwilson@greenroofs.org by Wednesday August 28, 2013. Submission formats accepted: editorial (max. 75 words), video (max. 1 minute), audio (max. 1 minute), 1 drawing or photo (high-resolution) with caption.

WHERE: The editor’s top picks will be published in the November (Winter 2013/2014) issue of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine. The editor’s top picks will also be published on GRHC’s Facebook and (new!) Pinterest pages, where the ideas will be voted on. The person with the most votes, will win a delegate pass to CitiesAlive: 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference in San Francisco from October 23-26, 2013. At CitiesAlive, we will be examining how living architecture technologies can contribute to resilient buildings and communities.

WHY: In 2012, the United States experienced 11 extreme weather related disasters, each causing in excess of $1 billion in damages and many more on a smaller scale. Recently, Hurricane Sandy pummelled the U.S. so hard that the economic impact will likely top $60 billion. Natural disasters have an enormous impact on our infrastructure, ecosystems and on the health and livelihood of those affected. We are far from fully understanding the hidden potential of how living architecture systems can help our communities cope when various disasters strike.

“A Resilient City is one that has developed capacities to help absorb future shocks and stresses to its social, economic, and technical systems and infrastructures so as to still be able to maintain essentially the same functions, structures, systems, and identity.” ~ ResilientCity.org

CitiesAlive delegate pass includes: access to all core conference programming (opening plenary and reception, technical sessions, lunch, trade show, CitiesAlive themed party at the California Academy of Sciences and the Awards of Excellence luncheon).

CONTACT: For more information, contact Jennifer Foden Wilson, editor of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine at jfodenwilson@greenroofs.org or 416-971-4494 ext. 231.

Very creative and what a great way to participate!

~ Linda V.