Tag Archives: Center for Sustainable Building Research

Searching for Lost Waters

Canoeing on the Mississippi River

Below the Twin Cities’ metro area lie forgotten streams,┬álakes, and wetlands that once flowed freely. Buried beneath the expanding cities, these waterways still serve as crucial water conduits and are of immense importance to the metro area’s watershed, which is why the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) is determined to find them. This May, CSBR Director Richard Graves and […]

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Forest Trails & Forest Tales: Exploring Place, Story, and Climate Change

A project led by a ten member interdisciplinary, advisory group including Jonee Kulman Brigham, research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research, will present a free public event, Forest Trails & Forest Tales: Exploring Place, Story, and Climate Change, at the Cloquet Forestry Center on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. This event is part of a project called “Conversation-E: Science + Art in Service to Sustainability” sponsored by the Institute on the Environment in partnership with Green Art Together Evolving (GATE) with support from the Cloquet Forestry Center. Other members of the interdisciplinary University team include Roslye Ultan, Liberal Studies Senior Faculty, Peter Reich, Regents Professor Department of Forest Resources, and Rebecca A. Montgomery, Associate…

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The Gift of Shelter: North Side Net-Zero Design Project

[Update] November 26th through December 7th, 2012, we’re raising $10,000 to support our students involved in this project. Donate today: http://z.umn.edu/shelterhhon.In December 2011, we launched a campaign to raise money for the College of Design’s efforts related to housing projects and work our students are doing with Habitat for Humanity. Because of your generosity, we surpassed our $10,000 goal for the the Gift of Shelter campaign.Thanks to your support, a portion of the funds raised are supporting the North Side Net-Zero design project, a collaboration between the College of Design’s Center for Sustainable Research, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and Project for Pride in Living.Students in Arch 4150 and Arch 5550 are working closely with community members and program partners to…

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Jonee Brigham Presents at MAEE Conference

Jonee Kulman Brigham (CSBR) will present "Art, Story, and Infrastructure: A Model for Experiential Interconnection in Environmental Education" at the Minnesota Association of Environmental Education Conference on June 21, 2012, in Itasca, MN. The presentation will describe the Downstream/Upstream project (currently on exhibit at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library) and the System Journey Curriculum Model Framework that is based on Downstream/Upstream. The place-based approach reveals a student's specific water infrastructure and is interdisciplinary, incorporating participatory public art and transformative journey design to enliven and personalize environmental curriculum.Learn more about the Center for Sustainable Building Research…

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