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September 2023

September 2023 Newsletter
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Nature-Based Solutions for Cities

September has ushered in devastating floods, earthquakes and hurricanes following Earth's hottest three months on record with unprecedented sea surface temperatures and much extreme weather. As a result, climate events across the world are addressing issues and protesters are calling for an end to planet-warming fossil fuels. We're highlighting living architecture design solutions which are nature-based to support climate resiliency, health & urban sustainability.

Starting with an excellent open access title that's free to read, download, and share is Nature-Based Solutions for Cities where leading experts advance the science of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in cities and discuss the frontiers for next-generation urban NBS.

Our current Featured Project, the
Millenáris Széllkapu (Gate of Winds) Park Green Walls & 3-Dimensional Hanging Garden, is exemplary for many reasons as a beautiful and sensitive example of rehabilitating a former industrial brownfield site into a thriving and refreshing 35,000 m2 recreational park for the citizens and visitors to Hungary’s capital city of Budapest. Did you know its 5,000 m2 overall surface of green walls provide a 10°C difference between the sunny versus shaded areas of the hanging façade? We can't wait to see this one in person!

Starting on September 17 through January 20, 2024, don't miss
Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the first museum review of works (150) that examines the relationship between architecture and the environmental movement in the US. The exhibition is also the first created by the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and Natural Environment, born within the MoMA in 2020 thanks to an important and generous donation from the Legacy Emilio Ambasz Foundation (LEAF). Ambasz says, “Every building is an intrusion into the plant kingdom and is a challenge to nature: We must devise an architecture that stands as the embodiment of a reconciliatory pact between nature and construction, designing buildings so intrinsically connected to their surroundings that they are unable to disentangle themselves from each other.” Very appropriate!

 


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Featured Events

Emerging Ecologies at the MoMa
 
Emerging Ecologies at the MoMa
Sep. 17, 2023 - Jan. 20, 2024, New York, NY, USA
Curated by the Emilio Ambasz Institute, the Museum of Modern Art announces Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism, the first museum review of works (150) that examines the relationship between architecture and the environmental movement in the United States.
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Climate Week NYC 2023 Climate Week NYC 2023
September 18-24, New York, NY, USA
Climate Week NYC 2023, marks its fourteenth year as the biggest global climate event of its kind. Bringing together the most influential leaders in climate action from business, government, and the climate community, in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York.
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2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Summit
 
2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Summit
September 19, Seattle, WA, USA
This gathering aspires to unite decision-makers, industry professionals, scholars, and concerned parties to examine the hurdles and prospects pertaining to infrastructure enhancement and modernization in the Pacific Northwest region.
Join Columbia Green Technology CEO, Vanessa Keitges who will be kicking off the event with opening remarks and moderating the Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Panel.
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Western Roofing Expo 2023
 
Western Roofing Expo 2023
September 23-25, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Known as THE premier regional roofing and waterproofing event in the United States, this event features a two-day trade show, 24 educational seminars, two keynote luncheons, The Roofing Games™, golf & sporting clays tournaments, welcome event & auction, live demonstrations, and unbeatable networking!
Shaun Katz of Detec Systems to Speak at the Western Roofing Expo
Don’t miss exhibits by: Carlisle Construction Materials, Sika (American Hydrotech), and SOPREMA.
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Greenbuild International Conference & Expo 2023
 
Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
September 26-29, Washington, DC, USA

This year, Greenbuild’s theme highlights the decades-long legacy and unwavering commitment of the green building movement to transforming the built environment to serve, prepare and protect our communities in a rapidly changing world.
Don’t miss exhibits by: Carlisle Construction Materials, Sika (American Hydrotech), and Bison Innovative Products.
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