Jeremy, the founding Director of Breathe, has built a team of dedicated architects with a reputation for delivering high quality, sustainable design for all scale projects. In particular, Breathe has been focused on sustainable urbanization and exploring ways to deliver more affordable urban housing to Melburnians. As the instigator of The Commons housing project in … [Read more...] about Our client is the planet.
Democratizing green roofs.
Molly Meyer is democratizing the green roof. 80% of the buildings that will exist in a few decades from now are already built. And since buildings are one of the biggest contributors to climate change, figuring out how to retrofit them economically and easily is a must do. Green roofs are a big part of that. Molly wants to put a green roof within the reach of … [Read more...] about Democratizing green roofs.
Flat is the new normal.
“Mass-market production and the commodification of housing has led to a ‘flattening’ of design into a limited set of bland, homogeneous options” writes Diana Ionescu for Planetizen. Once upon a time, houses used to have unique features. Today, if you drive around any American city, you’ll see neighborhoods full of cookie cutter homes and rows of surprisingly similar, cheaply … [Read more...] about Flat is the new normal.
Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman is an urban anthropologist working to create better cities for people through the lens of anthropology. Currently her work is focused on Philadelphia, where she is a SmartCityPHL Data Fellow, working on the implementation of the SmartCityPHL Roadmap. As an anthropologist, Katrina is curious about us - homo sapiens - and why we behave the way we do … [Read more...] about Women-led Cities.
Adam Gower founded GowerCrowd in 2014 to provide developers with resources to help raise money online for real estate crowdfunding deals. His platform provides lots of educational materials and training courses for both developers and investors, mostly geared towards high net worth individuals. Adam also hosts a podcast show called The Real Estate Crowdfunding Show, Syndication … [Read more...] about Gower Crowd.