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d2ls 2015 Competition Launch Party

“Designing to Live Sustainably moves to nurture a culture of social, economic, and environmental responsibility within the Buffalo Niagara community.” – d2ls

Are you interested in learning about what Buffalo is doing to become a sustainable city? Are you aware of the progress that other cities are making in this realm? Do you want to get involved?

Designing to Live Sustainably [d2ls] is hosting a launch party on March 2, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Ulrich’s Tavern (Next to Innovation Center)? Sound like something that you should be attending?

In 2013 d2ls first set out to make its mark in Buffalo with its inaugural 2013 City of Buffalo focused competition. In 2015, the plan is to embark upon an even greater initiative – The Mission of Our Responsibility To Future Generations. The competition intends to fuel the fire behind those who hope to combat climate change through more socially conscious design in our built environment.

d2ls invites everyone to participate in the design challenge – “architects, planners, designers, students, developers, business persons, elected officials or none-of-the above.”

Those who attend the launch party are invited to tour the Design Innovation Garage (DIG), starting at 5 pm. It’s time to come together to partake in what d2ls calls “[a] radical collaboration [which will] collectively improve the Buffalo-Niagara bioregion.”

Issues that are on the table include…

Public Participation, Policy & Governance
Transportation & Walkability
Agriculture & Food Justice
Sustainability In Business
Design Innovation
Building Reuse, Retrofits & Preservation

d2ls 2015 Competition Launch Party
Monday, March 2 at 5:00pm
Ulrich’s Tavern in Buffalo, New York

Find 2dls on Facebook | Also see the launch event on Facebook

Pre-register for the launch party here

The Launch Party will be held on March 2, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Ulrich’s Tavern (Next to Innovation Center)

Judges secured for this competition thus far:

Lynn Marinelli, Western New York Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Empire State Development

Hal Morse, Executive Director, Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transit Council; Committee Chair, One Region Forward

Lisa Tucker, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Food & Fork Network; Agriculture Economic Development & Food Systems Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Niagara County

Pat Whalen, Chief Operating Officer, Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.

Eddie Friel, OBE, DBA, FRSA, Director, Niagara Global Tourism Institute

Rocco Termini, President & Chief Executive Officer, Signature Development




Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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