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Architectural Design, Level II: New Orleans Studio, Spring 2006
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The project for this studio is to design a demonstration project for ...

The project for this studio is to design a demonstration project for a site near the French Quarter in New Orleans. The objectives of the project are the following: To design more intense housing, community, educational and commercial facilities in 4 to 6 story buildings. To explore the "space between" buildings as a way of designing and shaping objects. To design at three scales - dwelling, cluster and overall. To design dwellings where the owners may be able to help build and gain a skill for employment. To provide/design facilities that can help the residents to gain education and skills.

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Wampler, Jan
Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba Studio, Spring 2004
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This architectural studio will have one main project for the semester: to ...

This architectural studio will have one main project for the semester: to explore the issues surrounding the redesign of an area in Havana Cuba. It is a typical area about the size of a Law of Indies block that presently has a mix of housing, work, and shopping in buildings that need to be replaced and others that need to be rehabilitated. There is also vacant land, and buildings that are unused. Part of the blocks front on the Malecon, the street next to the water. The other edge fronts onto a typical neighborhood. The intention is to study the culture through an understanding of one area of Havana and then design an "echo" in architectural form. The design will include public space as well as a mix of buildings: some new, some rehabilitated.

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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Wampler, Jan
Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes, Fall 2005
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This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities ...

This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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M.I.T.
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Wampler, Jan
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their ...

This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

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Architecture and Design
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Astronomy
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Video Lectures
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Biomimicry: Natural Designs
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Students learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the ...

Students learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the design of innovative new products. They demonstrate their knowledge of biomimicry by practicing brainstorming and designing a new product based on what they know about animals and nature.

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Engineering
Biology
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Ecuador Workshop, Fall 2006
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This is a project to assist in the design, drawing, modeling and ...

This is a project to assist in the design, drawing, modeling and hopefully constructing of a small Community Children‰ŰŞs Center near Guayaquil, Ecuador. For the last year, Nicki Lehrer, from MIT‰ŰŞs Aero/Astro Department, has been organizing efforts to build the project. The goal of the workshop is to provide her with a full fleshed out design for the community center so it can be built in the summer of 2007.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Wampler, Jan
Environmental Justice, Fall 2004
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Examines theories and practice of environmental justice, concerns about race, poverty, and ...

Examines theories and practice of environmental justice, concerns about race, poverty, and the environment in both domestic and international contexts, exploring and critically analyzing philosophies, frameworks, and strategies underlying environmental justice movements. Examines case studies of environmental injustices, including: distribution of environmental quality and health, unequal enforcement of regulations, unequal access to resources to respond to environmental problems, and the broader political economy of decision-making around environmental issues. Explores how environmental justice movements relate to broader sustainable development goals and strategies. This class explores the foundations of the environmental justice movement, current and emerging issues, and the application of environmental justice analysis to environmental policy and planning. It examines claims made by diverse groups along with the policy and civil society responses that address perceived inequity and injustice. While focused mainly on the United States, international issues and perspectives are also considered.

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Biology
Ecology
Anthropology
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Case Study
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Carmin, JoAnn
ISKME's Design Lab at Maker Faire 2010
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Maker Faire participants collaborate in ISKME's Design Lab, using digital stories and ...

Maker Faire participants collaborate in ISKME's Design Lab, using digital stories and salvaged materials to design an innovative school of the future. The Design Lab features Makers Mauro ffortisimo Di Nucci's deconstructed piano and INKA Biospheric Systems' Vertical Garden; as well as Student and Teacher project examples that integrate art, science, sustainability, and green design inspire the creation of shareable open-source learning resources. This wiki page showcases photos and video from the Design Lab, open educational resources for teachers, and a step by step guide through the design process.

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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ISKME
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ISKME
ISKME's Sun Curve Design Challenge Project Wiki Page
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This wiki page documents the Sun Curve Design Challenge, inspired by the ...

This wiki page documents the Sun Curve Design Challenge, inspired by the "Sun Curve" aquaponic garden sculpture to challenge teachers and students to produce new OER materials and incorporate green design thinking into the classroom.

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Biology
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ISKME
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ISKME
Light Up Your Life
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Students are introduced to the correct technical vocabulary for lighting, which is ...

Students are introduced to the correct technical vocabulary for lighting, which is different than layperson's terms. They learn about lamp (light bulb) technology and how to identify the various types of lighting in their spaces. They are also introduced to lighting controls as a means for saving energy- reducing costs, human energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Using an accompanying worksheet, students embark on a guided audit in which they survey the lighting in their classroom and identify the potential savings from using controls.

Subject:
Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Darcie Chinnis
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Retrofitting Suburbia
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Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big ...

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years' big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 19-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

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Video Lectures
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Dunham-Jones, Ellen
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: Windows as Oil Wells
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Stephen Selkowitz of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads a group of ...

Stephen Selkowitz of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads a group of architects, engineers and scientists who are studying all aspects of the thermal and daylighting performance of glazing materials and window systems. Learn how these windows may be incorporated into the energy efficiencies of buildings. John Mahoney of Chevron Energy Solutions contributes to the discussion. (79 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
The Space Between Workshop, Fall 2004
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This workshop explores how designers might become as sensitive to space as ...

This workshop explores how designers might become as sensitive to space as they are to objects. Through a number of projects and precedent studies, architectural design is studied in relation to the Space Between. The design process is studied in reverse, considering space first and objects second. This is not to imply that objects are not important, but rather that space is equally important.

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jan
Wampler
Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop, Spring 2004
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This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, ...

This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
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Activities and Labs
Case Study
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Glicksman, Leon R.
Urbanization and Development, Spring 2009
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" The course examines the causes and effects of rapid urbanization in ...

" The course examines the causes and effects of rapid urbanization in developing countries. Using case studies from the world's four major developing regions, including (among others) Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Managua, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Kabul, Beirut, Cairo, Kinshasa, Cape Town and Johannesburg, it explores the economic and political dynamics that grease the wheels of contemporary patterns of growth. In addition to examining both local and transnational forces that drive contemporary urbanization, the course focuses on key issues that emerge in rapidly growing cities of the developing world, ranging from growing income inequality and socio-economic exclusion, environmental challenges, and rising violence. Class sessions are discussion-based and focus on a critical analysis of the arguments presented in the readings."

Subject:
Economics
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Assessments
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Esser, Daniel