CoreNet Global Summit, Boston 2018
Boston | Oct 14 - 17, 2018 | John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Conv. Ctr
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Exploring Radical Ecologies of Land Economics

October 15, 2018 | 2:15 - 3:15

Exploring Radical Ecologies of Land Economics

The challenges of business resilience and optimization in the face of climate change, urbanization, and natural disasters are becoming more widespread, however, we can draw inspiration from biological systems to re-imagine and re-think how we solve complex human challenges. HOK and Interface Carpets have partnered with Biomimicry 3.8 for the past 20 years to bring biologists to the table and solve some of the vexing challenges facing the built environment. Biomimicry 3.8 designers and biologists will share the results of "Genius of Biome" design research projects, highlighting how the built environment can adapt to the challenges of its environment as nature has for millennia. This session will provide examples of projects with measured results-from campus and city masterplans to buildings-that integrate biological intelligence into the design and champion biologically-informed design strategies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Join the discussion on how the emerging practice of Biomimicry is defining a new relationship between biologists and built environment practitioners.
  • Practice using biomimicry brainstorming techniques through an interactive workshop with four design challenges to harness the efficiencies of natural systems.
  • Design replicable strategies for the built environment using champion species related to the ecosystem realities.