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Future of Sustainable Buildings
February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Design for Ecological Harmony: Bioplanning as a discipline, a paradigm for urban design
Supernature Labs explores a new design methodology in urban planning and design, “Bioplanning,” which translates contemporary urbanism, emphasizing ecology and landscape, into imperatives for circular city development models as an extension of the existing central city, or a sustainable ground-up in a green field context.
We currently use up to 50% of our natural resources to build cities that become urban sprawls, degrade our health and quality of life, and generate increasing social alienation, loss of biodiversity, resource scarcity, and economic inequality. It is projected that by 2040, we will double our urban land coverage, and by 2060, we will double our built environment. We must move towards a new nature-inspired model, reinvigorating existing urban centres, allowing cities to expand in harmony with principles of circularity and regeneration, and designing for all life.
The purpose of the Future of Sustainable Buildings event is to engage in a conversation about today’s challenges relating to building performance and sustainability. This conference will bring together architects, building owners, general contractors, policy-makers, and municipal representatives and help them to have a better understanding of bioplanning, and to deepen their important fundamental knowledge of their own impact on the built environment.
Sponsored by Soprema Canada.