Joseph Minicozzi is an urban designer who wants to help communities understand the economic impact of development. Like demystifying tax codes, government jargon and municipal finance data. In 2012, Joe created a data-focused consulting company called Urban3. Based in Western North Carolina, Urban3 was spun out of Public Interest Projects, a non-profit focused on … [Read more...] about It’s the data, stupid.
Jonathan Cohen, based in the Pacific Northwest, is an engineer turned developer/hotelier/social entrepreneur. Always interested in sustainability, Jonathan also has a strong DIY streak in him. When he was younger, he volunteered on an environmental farm and did an internship working on wind turbines at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado. He also built a house … [Read more...] about Shift real estate.
Sam Ruben is passionate (with a capital P) about sustainability. Sustainability is not just a moral principle for Sam – he believes that as a core value it can improve the bottom line, and increase the brand value of any company. Today, he is Chief Sustainability Officer and co-founder of Mighty Buildings, a company that has leveraged rapidly evolving technologies in … [Read more...] about 3D-printing, robotics and automation, oh my!
3D printing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a digital model, and it’s now being used in a multitude of applications -- from aircraft components to running shoes, cars to orthopaedic implants and prosthetic limbs. And one of the latest to come to market is houses. You can now live in a home printed out by a computer. There are some big advantages … [Read more...] about 3D printed houses.
41 amazing people. 41 inspiring conversations. Cynthia Muller. Richard Rothstein. Andre Perry. Charmaine Curtis. Lyneir Richardson. Darryl Scipio. Libby Seifel. Beth Silverman. Patrick Quinton. Daniel Parolek. Charles Durrett. Heather Hood. Diana Lind. Scott Flynn. Atticus LeBlanc. Sam Ruben. Andrew Luong. Stephanie Gripne. Shannon Mudd. Ken Weinstein. Garry Gilliam. Andy … [Read more...] about One year. 41 more conversations.