"I agree with that - the whole EIS system is a complete joke, including the visual Impact analysis garbage and 'mitigation measures." CEQR needs to be tossed, it has no way to say no to development at all, only yes with ridiculous…"
"The system works backwards. Every project should start with a certain number of points and then have points deducted for negative impacts. Instead, you can build whatever and then make yourself look good by filling it up with items that get you…"
"It is not just big business. I've done several jobs for politicians who preach certain values and then don't seem to have them when it is their own project. Some blatantly had vistas cut in wetland buffers after having construction done…"
"yes, it is only not a regulation because our society has become victims of big business and have been fooled into thinking that environmental regulations act against us.
but thank you, Mr. Garulay, I am heartened by your support of a…"
Believe it or not, I agree with you. I wrote"IF" there was more common sense we would not need it. The fact is there is not more common sense. Regulation has to be there. LEED is a cottage industry rather than regulation. I think…"
"If society doesn't pjrjovide incentives to solve problems that we have, collectively determined, then how do we progress? do we need the building code, the fire code - was the triangle shirtwaiste fire for naught, in your minds? And the trouble…"
"I agree with common sense. If there was more of it we would not be worried about a point system at all.
You either do these things because they are the right things to do in your circumstance, or you do these things because you want to score points.…"
"I'm no expert on what should or shouldn't be allowed in LEED, since I'm not even LEED AP. But I do know that some companies will say or do anything when their profits are threatened, and that includes spreading disinformation about…"
This is landplanner. Are you aware of this firm in China. They are the far leading edge (as in no other firm is doing anything even close to their achievements) in ecological/sustainable/regenerative landscape architecture.
I'm pretty sure your aware of them, but if your not here is their website.
Look at their project accomplishments. They are truely remarkable and have garnered ASLA awards.
If you could land a position with them, you would be right where you want to be, with the exception of severe culture shock (it takes time to overcome that in China) and exceptionally rancid air quality (it is Beijing after all)
I saw you posted on a discussion that you suggested to read The Permaculture Design Manual by Bill Mollison. My brother is really big into permaculture, so I am starting to learn more about it. To you have any other resources you would suggest looking into? Thanks
I'm going to be visiting in Moscow in April. I don't know if you knew that I got my BLA there. I will be dropping in on them. I keep contact with Toru Otawa. I was closer to him and Jim Kuska (retired) than to Steve Drown or Gary Austin. Maybe I'll see you there, too. We'll be trying to cram in a lot in one week.
Good luck with school and say hello to the faculty for me.
Would you mind passing along the article about the UPenn sustainable design center? I didn't notice anything about it on their website and I'd love to learn more about the program. Also, do you have any recommendations about how to design, layout, or build my portfolio? Its something I'm still haven't quite figured out (i.e. I really have no idea what to do).
Thanks a bunch!