December 23, 2016X-Mas Insight Special: Design Thinking at UN Biodiversity COP13 Conference in Cancun, Mexico
Mainstreaming Biodiversity through Design The United Nations COP13 Biodiversity Conference concluded last week on December 17, 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. For 10 days official delegates as well as several other biodiversity experts and prac… +
May 20, 2011International Contemporary Furniture Fair — The Avant Garde goes Green
Contemporary art and design is often thought of as removed from our daily existence. Its meaning or function can be difficult to grasp in practical terms. Furniture is no exception. Designers and artists use different materials, structures and treatments to push the limits of expression and innovation. The divide between nature and humanity can be amplified in this process. However, at the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Festival in New York City, a different trend emerged.
October 28, 2016Dealing with Disruption and Resource Pressure — Ecosystem Service Valuation in Todos Santos
Authors: Melinda Felso, David Oswald The news we get of Mexico is often wrought with stories of cartels, violence, and corruption, however, there is a vast array of natural wonders in this remarkable country that are just starting to be recog… +
October 12, 2016Climate Change Adaptation in Guyana and Suriname — Responding to Risks with GIS
The DE team has direct exposure to the real implications of climatic change and variability in our work in the Caribbean and the resulting problems we see are wide-ranging and in many cases extremely disruptive. [caption id=“attachment_2552” alig… +
February 14, 2017Be a 21st Century Business Leader, Be a B Corp
Authors: Melinda Felso, David Nicholas Oswald Business leaders of all sorts are faced with the same question today: can I run a financially successful business but also realize success in terms of positive social and environmental outcomes? T… +
August 15, 2014Lufa Farms — Rooftop Urban Food Systems, a Key to Healthy Cities of the Future
While urban rooftop farming is a growing trend around the world, Montreal’s own Lufa Farms are pushing the bar higher. Their flagship hydroponic farm, built on top of an old industrial building in the north of Montreal, shows that urban farming is possible on a large scale, that it is both sustainable and commercial, that it can use pre-existing urban structures and that healthy fresh food may soon be coming to a rooftop near you.