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Design is a problem-solving tool
Aesthetics are subjective, but good design is not. Good design:
Can reduce crime
Increases pedestrian activity
Increases economic activity
Can clean up pollution
Can encourage exercise (art, trails, etc.)
Improves transportation & mobility
Advocates for inclusive zoning
Improves civic engagement
Provides spaces for public conversation
Contributes to income
Literally makes people healthier
Good design improves resilience.
The EcoBalance method asserts that sustainability is measurable by the
degree to which human needs are balanced
with our ability to manage the environment using nature-augmenting technologies.
Space uses are determined and analyzed according to the
footprints that are necessary to supply the basic human life support
requirements of air, water, food, energy, and materials.
to this model, but we'll talk about that more in a minute)
Most of our infrastructure is centralized for efficiency; however, this creates
, which ultimately leads to
Air | Water | Food | Energy
What is the smallest scale that all human needs can be met and maintained?
How to Design?
Pliny Fisk III
Green Infrastructure & Landscape Architecture
(What I've been working on for the past five years)
(and also Dr. Pedro Pacheco later)
Native Ornamental Plants
Cute Prairie Dogs :)
(we needed to fix this)
(dedicated to potable water)
These operate pumps
Gravity.... wants to bring me down...
Greenhouse & Nursery
Sorgo Escobero (Broom Sorgo)
Adobe bricks made on-site... were a lot of work (but worth it)
Academic & Eco-Tourism
Fiber, Ornamental Plants, & Seeds
Everyone really got into water harvesting... further decentralizing the system
Water from rain? In the desert?
How many community partners does it take to...?
Biloxi Housing Authority Property
Polluted water... not good for baby shrimp
(Biloxi Housing Authority)
(I love the range of enthusiasm)
We ended up putting an island here
For alligator protection.... no, really
Community Access Trails & Overlooks
See? Island. Boom.
Looking for Trash
Catches trash from street
Lisa Jackson (!!!!!)
Lisa Jackson was really there! (!!!!!!!)
So... what do y'all think?