Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, November 26, 2012
After doing some research on urban design I ran into some extremely interesting lectures online on a variety of issues including; transportation planning, urban design, land use, architecture, and sustainability, the list goes on. I have watched some of them and they are amazing! Many are 2 hours long and very thorough , but they are so good. I am very busy at the moment finishing up projects and papers but I can't stop watching these lectures, every one sounds so interesting!
I found these channels on You Tube and they seem to be an incredibly valuable resource for those interested in planning and design. The first one is from the USC Price School of Public Policy, Planning, and Dvelopment : there are many lecture videos on a wide range of policy and planning issues.
The other is from the Harvard Graduate School of Design which focuses more on design and planning element; including architecture, transportation planning, engineering, etc..
They bring together the leading minds in their fields for these lectures, they really are amazing and I hope everyone browses around and takes a look at the ones they find interesting, they are a really great resource. Enjoy!
Monday, September 3, 2012
Found a video about Active Transportation planning, kind of basic, but does a good job of discussing the importance of good urban planning and connectivity. Video from Robert Voigt.
Posted by E. Gomez at 12:18 PM
Friday, August 17, 2012
BRING Home and Garden Tour
Sunday, September 16 – Buy tickets now!
Thinking small to save big is the theme this year. From a TINY house on wheels to cozy additions that make the most of their city lots, you’ll get a first-hand view of living on an efficient scale. Learn about green remodels, aging in place, the passive house, edible landscapes, chickens, bees, and more. Preview the TINY house in BRING’s own Garden of Earthly Delights – it’s open the week before the Tour.
Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $18. Buy now at bringrecycling.org, or at one of these locations:
* City of Eugene/Atrium Building
* Capella Market
* Down to Earth
* Eugene Backyard Farmer
* Green Store
* Gray's Garden Centers
* Lane Forest Products
A limited number of low-income tickets will be available through the City of Eugene/Atrium Building.
Co-hosted by the City of Eugene and EWEB. Sponsored by Bulk Handling Systems, Eugene Weekly, and LTD.
The event is part of the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour, where more than 160,000 participants will visit innovative buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.
Posted by E. Gomez at 10:24 AM
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
A posting of interesting videos from around the internet!
And you have to check out this video! With all the talk of urban density and efficient design, there has been discussion of necessary sidewalk or street facilities, even the space taken for bike parking! It is a serious concern though, with the increasing number of cyclists, (Awesome!) comes the issue of parking, even though bikes take up way less space than say a car. Anyways, here comes this bike parking facility: The Bike Hanger! Check it out!
Posted by E. Gomez at 10:59 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I am serving as the BRING Home and Garden Tour Volunteer Coordinator this year. I am sure many of you have taken part in the Home and Garden Tour in previous years, if not, you should definitely check it out! It is a wonderful event that tours local home and gardens in the area, focusing on sustainability, art, and creativity! You get an up close look at some of the most exciting and sustainable residential Architecture and Landscapes in Eugene!
From the BRING Event Website:
We're thinking "small" this year. From a TINY house on wheels to cozy remodels and additions that make the most of their city lots, tour goers will get a first-hand view of living on an efficient scale.Among the 12 sites is a down-to-the-studs remodel in the East University neighborhood, designed as a testing ground for sustainable building in practice. Nearby is Eugene's first certified Passive House, featuring an array of sustainable features as well as organic gardens, chickens, and guesthouse. At another site, an extensive remodel was designed with "aging in place" in mind.
Past tour goers may recognize two of the sites, which were under construction in previous years. You won't want to miss seeing the finished products.
Delightful GardensFirst time on the Tour is BRING's own Garden of Earthly Delights, newly accredited by Oregon Tilth's Organic Land Care program. The Garden features a mix of unusual edibles, perennials, and native plants, along with creative reuse in the garden. One or two TINY houses will be at BRING for the week leading up to the Tour. Stop in for a preview.
Garden lovers will enjoy three intensive urban gardens, combining edible and landscape plants, with ideas for attracting beneficial insects, composting kitchen waste, and nurturing native species.
As always, several sites will feature workshops. Designers, builders, and homeowners will be on hand, too.
The Tour is co-hosted by the City of Eugene and EWEB, and sponsored by Bulk Handling Systems, Lane Transit District (LTD), Lane Forest Products, and Eugene Weekly. Tickets go in sale in early August online and at local outlets
Get in on the fun! Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts on the day of the Tour, taking tickets, greeting tour goers, and providing information at one of the homes or gardens. You get a free ticket to the Tour plus a reusable thank-you gift. Round up your friends, book club, or service organization to join you.
We also need volunteers for poster distribution starting on August 1st! Please contact me, Edem Gomez: Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com if you want to get involved in this exciting event, your helping out a good cause and remember you get a FREE ticket! Tell your Friends.