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Formal launch of Sustainable Habitat Challenge

February 25, 2008


Last week we formally launched the Sustainable Habitat Challenge (see earlier posts). Here’s the website. Here’s the newspaper. Here’s the video of the launch (Alistair and Tim and Q&A)…

Sustaining all week

December 2, 2007


My diary is full of sustainability this week. Most of Monday is being taken up with meetings to pull together our institution’s Education for Sustainability strategic plan. We have several strands – I’ve been reporting on the curriculum (teaching and learning) here, but there is also much happening in both compost (operations) and community. By […]

No, it is not marketing’s fault – beyond the paper recycling bin

November 3, 2007


What am I doing now that detracts from a more sustainable future? On Thursday I presented “Green IT” to Otago University’s IT Seminar, organised by Neil James. Not knowing who to expect I started with “curriculum; community and compost” and then tried to make the talk generic enough to engage people from any of those […]

Understanding past to plan for future – update

September 3, 2007


Update on the Romantic City. I’m just back from presenting the project to the Dunedin City Council Planning and Environment committee. Their response: wow (mine? …phew). Flis Butcher introduced us to the committee, along with perhaps 20 Council officials and members of the public. We talked about the importance of having an understanding of where […]

Sustaining Dunedin’s Heritage

August 16, 2007


We’re just starting a major project to visualise every Dunedin building, ever. We’re aiming for a 3D immersive environment for any given date (perhaps with a timeline slider). In addition to the general coolness and education value, we’re hoping that it can be used as a modelling tool, say if some wants a new development […]