Apr24

Learning from Our Predecessors

 

Mar29

BNYC Featured in Planning Magazine

Planning Magazine_Mother Nature, Designer, Interview with Adiel Gavish

In a recent article for The American Planning Association’s publication, “Planning Magazine”, Dr. Nicola Davies explores biomimicry’s influence in urban planning. In her piece entitled, “Mother Nature, Designer: Using Biomimicry for Planning and Urban Design”, Ms. Davies sites nature inspired examples including the newly re-designed National Building Museum in Washington DC. The author makes a compelling case stating,

… designs can be adapted and transformed from structures that drain resources and energy into entire ecosystems that benefit communities, cities, and the planet.

Adiel Gavish touches on the application of ecological performance standards to resiliency planning in cities,

Because cities essentially operate at an ecologically sub-optimal level, utilizing these metrics aligns us with place-based ecological and biological standards.

Re-connecting to and meeting these standards can inform and improve resiliency planning as well as optimize investments in resilient infrastructure.

Read the full article here.

Mar07

BiomimicryNYC Joins Social Venture Network

BiomimicryNYC Joins the Social Venture Network

Along with Birkenstock and Bioneers, BiomimicryNYC is thrilled to announce we have recently joined the Social Venture Network (SVN) as a non profit member. SVN is “… a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact.”

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Feb19

Students United by Biomimicry

Student Design Challenge Winners: Dromedarily Sustainable

Treehugger held a Tweet Chat today with Ask Nature on the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge: Life Friendly Transportation Solutions.

We were thrilled to hear that 170 teams from 22 countries are signed up to be a part of this exciting challenge.

Students from around the globe are participating in this year’s challenge. Represented countries include Spain, Botswana, Brazil, Hawai’i, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Finland, China, Australia and Indonesia.

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Feb13

February Newsletter: Biomimicry Education 2014

Biomimicry education special edition

In this special edition of our newsletter, we bring you several options to learn how to do biomimicry – from the comfort of your own home, to traveling abroad. Below you will find several options to choose from in 2014, for the student, novice or professional!

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Jan11

Summer Biomimicry Workshop for Educators

biomimicry workshop outdoors

Make STEM education come to life! BiomimicryNYC has partnered with the BOCES Center for Environmental Education on their annual Biomimicry Workshop for Educators. Cost is only $75 per person for this 4 day workshop running from the evening of Monday, July 30th through Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Held at the beautiful Omega Institute for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY.

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Dec10

BNYC December Newsletter

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The latest news and trends in biomimicry and nature-inspired design, including “5 Tech Trends Mingling with Bio-Inspired Design”, “4 Bio-Inspired Tips to Create Better Teams” and “Biomimicry at the LA Auto Show.”

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Dec07

Student Design Challenge 2014

Student Design Challenge

BiomimicryNYC is helping to spread the word on Biomimicry 3.8′s annual Student Design Challenge. This year’s challenge focuses on sustainable transportation solutions: How can biomimicry help us address the deeper needs around transportation?

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Oct03

BNYC October Newsletter

Janine Benus and Paul Hawken at Omega 2013

In this edition: Janine Benyus joins Bill Clinton at the Omega Institute for their annual “Where We go From Here” conference; HOK unveils their groundbreaking “Genius of Biome” report, helping us to design buildings that are locally attuned and responsive; and Tamsin Woolley-Barker explores, “How Would Nature Create Generous Cities?”

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Jul29

Biomimicry Conference Highlights

Global Biomimicry Conference

The first ever Global Biomimicry Conference explored nature inspired 3-D printing, Generous Cities, a Regenerative Economy and how Green Chemistry can lead the way in creating sustainable products.

Biomimicry consultant, Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker captures these inspiring and game changing ideas from the Conference in a series of articles featured in Triple Pundit.

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