Exploring and Defining the Essential “Eco-Civic Design” Perspectives + Concepts

About this ReSearch Topic | Stream 2

| We’re exploring the essential eco-civic design perspectives + concepts. We’ve identified (5) perspectives that are prevalent (listed in alphabetical order): Healthy, Regenerative, Resilient, Restorative and Sustainable. Our goal is identify short working definitions for each.  We’re also asking a bigger question – are there more? What are some of the essential concepts that support these perspectives? Our last Stream 2 ReSearch Topic for this stream was “High performing / low-cost frits, patterns and coatings that can effectively meet the needs of bird safe insulated glass was completed on August 29, 2016. More information on past research is available further below.  ReSearch notes for this topic are available here →

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The Stream 2 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

Stream 2 Past ReSearch Topics

  • High-Performing / Low-cost Bird Safe Glass Frits + Patterns
    Channel: #C3LDpp | People* + Products
    August 29, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We dived into the specifics of bird safe insulated glass units looking for effective frits + patterns that can provide bird safety.
    What did we learn? The research on bird safety is nascent, but compelling and useful. Horizontal lines may be one of the more effective approaches. Uniform, dispersed patterns may be less effective. Try for a risk rating of 15 or less with 10 or below being prefer
    *People includes all living creatures
  • Building Integrated Thin-film PV for Glass Surfaces
    Channel: #C3LDme | Matter + Energy
    June 12, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the Twitter stream)
    We searched for Thin-film PV products that can be effectively applied to glass surfaces such as building guard rails.
  • Using Stormwater Rate Control Tanks for Rainwater Harvesting
    Channel:  #C3LDpw | Plants + Water
    April 18, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the Twitter stream)
    Clean Water is rapidly becoming a precious resource. How can we leverage Stormwater Rate Control Tanks to Harvest Rain Water?



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