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Upcoming Events in Design and a Call for Reader Reports
Amanda Reed, 3 Sep 10

There are three interesting conferences coming up in the design world this month (see below for details). If you are planning to go to any of these events (or even some others we haven't yet heard of), please consider submitting a "Reader Report." We'd love to get your 'inside scoop' and learn more about all of the cool, innovative projects and ideas likely to be presented at these conferences. Please email me at if you'd like to contribute a report!

ASLA Annual Meeting: Friday–Monday, September 10–13 in Washington, D.C.

More than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., September 10–13, to earn up to 21 professional development hours, to enjoy the fellowship of our profession, and to reconnect with the fundamental elements of design.

The talks and education sessions that I would love to learn more about include: "Landscape Architecture and Public Health"; "Green Roofs for Healthy Cities: Advances in Living Architecture"; "Redefining Water Management: Landscapes and Buildings Under Water "; and "Global Exchange: The Best Sustainable Codes, Standards, and Policies."

The Designers Accord Seattle Town Hall: Thursday, September 23 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in Seattle, WA

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. This town hall meeting is your chance to join fellow Seattle designers who care deeply about these issues, and share in the discussion of how we can make designing in sustainable ways a reality in our region.

Topics of discussion include: mapping the design process towards sustainability; the role of design in sustainability; and collaboration.

Green Building Festival 2010: Wednesday–Saturday, September 22–25, 2010 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Canada

Sustainable Buildings Canada is pleased to present the 6th annual Green Building Festival. Join us for 3 days of speakers, training and building tours along with IIDEX/Neocon, Canada's premier architecture and design expo.

The seminar titles I find intriguing in the schedule include: "Sustainable Development: Policy, Planning and Infrastructure"; "Contemporary Architecture in Toronto - Past, Present and Where Are We Going?"; "Innovation through the Lens of Transparent Communications"; "Life Cycle Costing for Greenbuilding Design"; "SMART GRID Taking Our Cue From Nature"; and the "Design Panel on Sustainable & Healthy Communities."

And of course, don't forget to register for Worldchanging's upcoming event on October 1: FUTURE CITY!


For some examples of past "Reader Reports" see these posts in the Worldchanging archives:

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