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Hear from guest speakers, scholars and academics hosted by Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture dedicated to the concept and practice of sustainability by integrating design, planning, property, construction, urban development and sustainable science education

Sustainable Development and Architecture Bond University

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Hear from guest speakers, scholars and academics hosted by Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture dedicated to the concept and practice of sustainability by integrating design, planning, property, construction, urban development and sustainable science education

    • video
    m3architecture

    m3architecture

    Michael Banney is a founding partner of m3architecture, a nationally commended architecture practice based in Brisbane which was founded in 1997. With a significant focus on collaboration and the creative design process, m3architecture’s work seeks to develop the idiosyncratic conditions of each project - including site, client, budget and brief - towards the creation of unique and project specific outcomes, rather than uniform or formulaic buildings. The work of the practice has been recognised at both a national and international level, with numerous publications, awards and exhibitions, including representation in the Australian pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.

    • 1 hr 5 min
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    Quack Medicine Killing Rhinos and African Ecotourism

    Quack Medicine Killing Rhinos and African Ecotourism

    Professor Wouter van Hoven has been in the field of wildlife management and conservation in South Africa for over three decades and brings a wealth of academic and professional knowledge to universities, professional societies, and students worldwide via course instruction, speaking engagements and international education programs. Professor van Hoven has degrees in zoology, botany, ecology, and physiology and is currently a professor at the University of Pretoria in Wildlife Management and holds a prestigious Marsh Professorship at the University of Vermont, USA. He is the founder of EcoLife Expeditions, which is an experiential hands-on study abroad provider with programs such as Vets in the Wild, Wildlife Management and Conservation, and African Heritage. Professor van Hoven has spent a lifetime researching African wildlife and is alerting the world to the devastation that is taking place now. However, his message is not all doom and gloom. To counter the enormous incentive that the quack medicine trade has in poaching rhinos, Professor van Hoven argues that ‘we have to fight economics with economics’. This means to develop and promote a counter business to the illegal trade in rhino horns. Professor van Hoven will show how this is to be done and how Australians can play a major role. Genuine cures for poverty are the only hope for the planets' wildlife. Hear what Professor van Hoven recommends

    • 46 min
    Part 1 - Great Expectations in Architecture

    Part 1 - Great Expectations in Architecture

    Sir Peter Cook and Dr Soheil Abedian joined Dr Yael Reisner and Mr Mark Baggueley also from CRAB Studios; along with Professor Tom Hanrahan from the School of Architecture, the PRATT Institute, New York; and Canadian luminary Nat Chard in a two-part discussion about Architecture Education and Architecture and its role in society. This Symposium included the sod turning for Bond University’s $16.2 million Soheil Abedian School of Architecture building, with world renowned architects gathering to turn the soil. Designed by Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of CRAB Studios in London, who won the international competition in 2010, the building is a natural extension to the rapidly growing Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture. Sir Peter Cook, knighted for his contribution to architecture, took inspiration from Bond University’s original architect Arata Isozaki, as well as the natural surroundings, when designing the building. Features include an internal streetscape that runs the length of the building and ‘scoops’ that provide individual workspaces for students to exhibit and critique their work, as well as dedicated environmental science laboratories

    • 57 min
    Part 2 - Great Expectations in Architecture

    Part 2 - Great Expectations in Architecture

    Sir Peter Cook and Dr Soheil Abedian joined Dr Yael Reisner and Mr Mark Baggueley also from CRAB Studios; along with Professor Tom Hanrahan from the School of Architecture, the PRATT Institute, New York; and Canadian luminary Nat Chard in a two-part discussion about Architecture Education and Architecture and its role in society. This Symposium included the sod turning for Bond University’s $16.2 million Soheil Abedian School of Architecture building, with world renowned architects gathering to turn the soil. Designed by Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of CRAB Studios in London, who won the international competition in 2010, the building is a natural extension to the rapidly growing Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture. Sir Peter Cook, knighted for his contribution to architecture, took inspiration from Bond University’s original architect Arata Isozaki, as well as the natural surroundings, when designing the building. Features include an internal streetscape that runs the length of the building and ‘scoops’ that provide individual workspaces for students to exhibit and critique their work, as well as dedicated environmental science laboratories

    • 1 hr 19 min
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    The Necessary Transformation: Business, Industry, Government and Community

    The Necessary Transformation: Business, Industry, Government and Community

    Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. His work includes starting ecological businesses, writing about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development. Businesses hold the future of the planet in their hands. Fundamental notions about commerce and governance and their roles in shaping our future are transforming. Foresighted companies, governments and communities are stepping up to the challenges inherent in the transformation to a sustainable future. Proactive, whole system and whole life cycle design approaches are essential if we are to meet these challenges. To move forward in a way that is both sustainable and profitable, what will business look like? What will it take to get there, and what is the role of all sectors of society in facilitating the great transition?

    • 44 min
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    Beyond Zero Emissions

    Beyond Zero Emissions

    Matthew Wright is the lead author of the award winning Zero Carbon Australia Plan, and 2010's Young Environmentalist of the Year. As Founder and Executive Director of not for profit organisation Beyond Zero Emissions, Matthew heads the fastest growing climate change research and development group in Australia.. Beyond Zero Emissions is an independent, volunteer-based research group. Their award-winning Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy plan: - Recommends baseload concentrated solar thermal, wind power, and an upgraded transmission network - Uses only existing commercially available technologies that are already in service around the globe - Is jobs rich, providing around 150,000 direct jobs in construction, manufacturing and ongoing operation and maintenance - Is fully costed - Was developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne Energy Institute - Blueprint for a future free from climate-changing fossil fuels

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