Balancing Ecologies: Green Schools And Green Cities
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries 33 S. State St., 7th Floor

HG Wells famously said that people are in a race between catastrophe on one side and education on the other. OXFAM reports the simultaneous breach of the environmental ceiling for a safe and just space for humanity to inhabit through biodiversity loss, climate change, destabilized nitrogen/ phosphorous cycles, while it simultaneously records the failure of social institutions to answer the global need for water, food, energy, income, equality and education. As more than 50% of the world’s population moves into cities, this workshop presents methods for greening ‘the skin of the earth’ from individual dwellings, to school campuses to healthy cities. CPS Middle school students will propose green infrastructure place making in cities at three scales adding sustainable practices to their homes, schools and neighborhoods.

Pete Langdon, Landon Bone Baker Jeff Bone, Landon Bone Baker Catherine Baker, Landon Bone Baker Linda Keane, STUDIO 1032 & School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Volunteers Mark Keane, STUDIO 1032 Alison Greenwald Freedland, Chicago Chapter AIA, Director of Education Programs & CCAIA Volunteers

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