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13 Jun Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, News, North America, United States | Comments Off

Oct 23-26 2012, Portland: Greg Searle to speak at EcoDistricts Summit, Portland Sustainability Institute

Oct 23-26 2012, Portland: Greg Searle to speak at EcoDistricts Summit, Portland Sustainability Institute

Greg Searle will present on sustainable behaviors in buildings with Dr. Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez at the 2012 International EcoDistricts Summit in Portland, Oregon, hosted by the Portland Sustainability Institute.  The Summit is one of the world’s leading conferences dedicated to urban and district-scale sustainability. The three-day event will convene a collection of the world’s leading professionals […]

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23 May Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, News, North America, United States | Comments Off

May 23-25 2012, Garrison (NY): Greg Searle presents at Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium

May 23-25 2012, Garrison (NY): Greg Searle presents at Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium

Greg Searle was a speaker on occupant engagement in multifamily residential buildings at the Garrison Institute’s fourth annual Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, in Garrison, NY, which showcased effective strategies for increasing the environmental sustainability of building operations and occupant behaviors in commercial and multi-family residential buildings. The event convened over 80 for-profit and not-for-profit […]

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May 8-10 2012, Portland: Greg Searle on faculty at EcoDistricts Institute

May 8-10 2012, Portland: Greg Searle on faculty at EcoDistricts Institute

Greg Searle was a faculty member on behavior change in ecodistricts at the inaugural EcoDistrict Institute in Portland from May 8-10, 2012, an initiative of the Portland Sustainability Institute. The EcoDistricts Institute is a new two day workshop and executive level training and capacity building program for municipal and neighborhood community development leaders across North […]

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27 Apr Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, News, North America, United States | Comments Off

April 27 2012, New York: Greg Searle presents at ASLA High Performance Landscape Training

April 27 2012, New York: Greg Searle presents at ASLA High Performance Landscape Training

Greg Searle addressed the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architectects (ASLA), at their training event entitled High Performance Landscapes: Think Globally, Design Locally, Quantify the Benefits.  The event was held as part of the New York Chapter of ASLA’s High Performance Lecture Series.  Speakers Greg Searle and Barbara Deutsch (ASLA, Executive Director […]

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17 Mar Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, Blog, News, UK | Comments Off

Mar 17 2012, Brighton (UK): Greg Searle presents at Green Architecture Day, Brighton Permaculture Trust

Mar 17 2012, Brighton (UK): Greg Searle presents at Green Architecture Day, Brighton Permaculture Trust

Greg Searle was a speaker at Green Architecture Day, an annual event hosted by the Brighton Permaculture Trust in Brighton, UK. You can listen to audio of Greg’s talk here: audio presentation; and download his slide presentation here: slide presentation. Green Architecture Day is an annually hosted event featuring talks by designers, practitioners and professionals, […]

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09 Feb Posted by in Blog, News, North America, Sonoma Mountain Village, United States | Comments Off

Governance report highlights Sonoma Mountain Village practices

Simon Joss at the University of Westminster recently published ECO-CITY GOVERNANCE: A Case Study of Treasure Island and Sonoma Mountain Village in the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol 13 (4). Abstract In recent years, there have been several dozen major ‘eco-city’ initiatives under way world-wide, primarily in response to global climate change and […]

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14 Nov Posted by in +Speaking, News | Comments Off

Oct 27 2011, Portland: Our Sustainable Behavior Change Panel a favorite

Oct 27 2011, Portland: Our Sustainable Behavior Change Panel a favorite

12% of attendees at EcoDistricts Summit listed the panel moderated by Greg Searle on Sustainable Behavior Change (featuring a presentation on the EcoConcierge pilot program) as their favorite!

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Nov 16-17 2011, Mexico City: Lecture at Universidad Iberoamericana

Nov 16-17 2011, Mexico City:  Lecture at Universidad Iberoamericana

Mexico City. For the third year, Greg Searle  will be giving a 2-night seminar and workshop for a Diploma Course in “Design of Sustainable Communities at the Architecture Department of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City October 19-20.

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Important Poll: Communicating to Americans about Sustainable Communities

Important Poll: Communicating to Americans about Sustainable Communities

Thanks to Jim Heid of Urban Green for putting us onto this important article. Excerpted from an article by David Boyd at Citiwire.net Smart Growth America (SGA) has commissioned a national survey intended to gain a better understanding about the role of sustainable communities in America’s economic recovery.   “One of the main findings of […]

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20 Oct Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, Canada, North America, United States | Comments Off

Oct 27 2011, Portland OR: Moderating a panel on Behavior Change @ the EcoDistrict Summit

Tuesday October 27 2011 @ 10:45am PST. Greg Searle of BioRegional North America will be moderating a panel entitled “Sustainability Epidemics: Fostering Behavior Change and Sustainable Lifestyles in EcoDistricts” along with Keir Brownstone, of Toronto’s GLOBE/SHSC; Erin Kenzie, Consultant; and Dick Roy, Center for Earth Leadership.

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