Tim Smith talks Civic Ecology at TEDx
Tim Smith, Principal and Director of Urban Design + Planning at SERA, was honored to speak at the recent TEDx event held at Portland’s Concordia University. Click below to view his presentation.
In the ever-important (yet increasingly cluttered!) conversation about “sustainability,” what are the key innovations that are showing us the way forward? Are more efficient buildings and smarter technology devices the answer? While this “hardware” will certainly play a role, Tim encourages us to think more comprehensively – to include a crucial “community software” element in the equation. Follow this link to learn more about Tim’s work developing Civic Ecology. You can also learn more about Civic Ecology’s relationship to EcoDistricts in the Bullitt Foundation-funded Making EcoDistricts publication [.pdf].
Become part of the dialogue: What do you think? What ideas do you have as to how we deal with the “loss of meaning” notion that Tim describes? Have you experienced other examples of community-scale solutions?