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CyberOne Studio Los Angeles Trade Tech College Professor Marcela Oliva via GBI URBAN FUTURIST TIMES


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CyberOne Studio Los Angeles Trade Tech College Professor Marcela Oliva via GBI URBAN FUTURIST TIMES
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  • 1. without Designing the “Flow without friction” in ZERO TIME By: Professor Marcela Oliva at Los Angeles Trade Tech, Submitted by: Andrew Williams, jr. of Wilcomnet LLC GBI Collaborative Partners Special Issue January 2014 The CyberONE Studio at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Is driving awareness of the Built Environment's importance in Creating a Sustainable, Equitable Society (This model is exactly what our communities’ need today and The Peace Projects Street Scene Eco Festival Tour will showcase it.) CSULB Welcome Week to create using spatial languages and computer technologies. Why do we need to rethink our environments? People need places in which to live, work and play; they need places to learn, worship, meet, govern, shop and eat. These places may be private or public, indoors or outdoors, rooms, buildings or complexes. Together, they make up neighborhoods, towns, suburbs and cities. Architecture and environmental design professionals are trained in both the art and the science of creating such spaces: They take these basic and universal needs and create innovative designs and then transform them into reality. The “built environment” is a social mechanism that stimulates the sensory system, affecting the intellect and the desire In addition to the current budget crisis, current needs demand that educational facilities use the most efficient systems for energy, water and land. It is important to understand that ensuring that buildings, campuses, and cities save energy, use recycled materials, purchase renewable products, and harvest rainwater is only one step toward a sustainable living environment. STAR Community Index™ (a pioneering strategic planning and performance management corporation) has Professor Oliva in her classroom at LATTC on the News Urban Futurist Times is published monthly by Tonia & Paul McDonald, Strategic Business Futurist. Global Business Incubation and the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute/Theatre, e-mail:, 310-779-7925,,,,
  • 2. pointed out that sustainable solutions must address interconnected economic, environmental and social concerns. Current solutions do not focus on multiple variables, do not transform, do not self-organize, and do not sustain. talent due to false filters; a failure to use geospatial information when spatial decisions are made; solutions that use only one sphere of knowledge; not acting as a network; and not understanding the power of space and design. Today’s mechanical reductive approach to life inhibits the growth and well-being of our nation. Current sustainability and environmental movements have tendencies that are specialized, and as a result social equity is frequently ignored or not understood. A sustainable society would empower all members to create and invent through education, move through transportation, be protected through shelter, live healthy lives through access to medical resources and life standards, transform space through architecture, and become civilized through policy and legal systems. Sphere of knowledge For the last 100 years, knowledge has been kept hermetically sealed within one sphere. The solution requires that all of these spheres become interdependent. The solution requires an integrated approach, but due to the mechanical age mentality, society has become accustomed to segmented and reductionist thinking, leading to isolated and short term solutions with endless unrelated boundaries. A socially equitable sustainable system would allow present and future humans to lead healthy lives, have their basic needs met with fair and equitable access to the Earth’s resources while preserving the biologically diverse ecosystems on which all depend. This is a system based on abundance and creation instead of scarcity and consumption. There is an urgency to implement a new type of holistic environment, one that selforganizes through a loop and acts as a unit. It is time for our nation to develop such a system for managing the built environment, providing agile educational solutions for all, using our natural resources efficiently, using business enterprise solutions, and considering all these variables at the same time. What is blocking this transformation? Some of the practices that inhibit an integrated approach are a failure to tap local It is easy to conclude that a new comprehensive solution using all the spheres of knowledge is required. It is in the relationship among all the spheres of knowledge where the balance can be found. These spheres include natural systems, the built environment, economic forces, social drivers, and innovative education. To contribute to humankind’s true wellbeing, integration and interdependence among various spheres of knowledge regarding space are necessary. This is the natural evolution for education— an integrated approach via physical and immersive environments that connects local talent to national resources to solve local needs and compete globally. The power of design The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Architecture Program provides innovative templates to create spaces, objects, and solutions for local needs—with cutting-edge innovation in particular demand in the Los Angeles area—as well as the global market. We recognize the untapped talent of visual thinkers in our communities and we provide them with a nurturing Urban Futurist Times is published monthly by Tonia & Paul McDonald, Strategic Business Futurist. Global Business Incubation (GBI) and the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute/Theatre, e-mail:, 310-779-7925,,,,, 2
  • 3. environment, in which learning can happen in the context of doing. We believe our neighborhoods can be empowered to document, design, build and maintain their own places. The LATTC Architecture Program has demonstrated that through a system of participation, holistic understanding, and nature pattern templates, students can generate unprecedented design solutions accessible to all. Current efforts demonstrate the importance of design for future generations. The LATTC CyberONE geospatial studio is a distributed data and information technology asset under distributed ownership and management of the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), which is a foundation for next-generation industries and technologies. The NSDI 2.0 is based on two established public information networks—the NSDI and the National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN). The existing NSDI is an information network solely intended to share geospatial information. As defined by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), the United States NSDI includes the technology, policies, criteria, standards and people to promote geospatial information sharing throughout all levels of government and the private and non-profit sectors. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) indicates that for every $1 billion in funds spent on such infrastructure; more than 30,000 jobs are created. ITIF studies also indicate that investments in infrastructure at an early stage of development, such as a national spatial data infrastructure, will create even more jobs because new jobs are generated by upstream investments in industries responsible for new and innovative applications and services that take advantage of the more robust IT network. CyberONE is aware of the importance of the built environment and its place in society. A revolution in architecture and environmental design has taken place. New tools—GIS, CAD, Rapid Prototype, BIM, and 3-D Modeling—have facilitated an unprecedented analytical and comprehensive means of looking at humanmade ecosystems. With these new lenses, we are able to see patterns and relationships that we could not see before. These new tools hold the promise of helping us live sustainably in our communities and globally. While some of these tools have been used successfully in design and construction for many years, they now support a broad range of additional applications, such as First Response, National Intelligence, Operations Planning, Emergency Management, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, safety, space utilization, and neighborhood planning. CyberONE is a catalyst for current educational environments and transformations for our neighborhoods. It is a new place for learning, innovating and manufacturing to meet local needs. CyberONE trains the local talent and virtually connects them to NASA scientists, experts throughout the nation, and experts from around the world. CyberONE solutions are individualized, customized and formed by local needs. Using the CyberONE integrated curriculum, innovative spaces for learning, nature templates and universal principles, the community can design and digitally fabricate urgently needed storefronts, greenhouses, energy strategies, eco-centers, recyclable objects, fences, food gardens, pocket parks, mobile health clinics, business incubators, food gardens, mobile health clinics and other spaces. Urban Futurist Times is published monthly by Tonia & Paul McDonald, Strategic Business Futurist. Global Business Incubation (GBI) and the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute/Theatre, e-mail:, 310-779-7925,,,,, 3
  • 4. About the Author Marcela Oliva is a professor of architecture and Environmental Design and has been teaching at the Los Angeles TradeTechnical College for more than 8 years. She serves as a team member of the NASA Knowledge Architecture team. Additionally, she has partnered with the LAUSD High School Interesting Students Exploring Excellence (iSEE) program. Their efforts have facilitated the first and largest high school initiative, offering transfer courses in the architecture and engineering field to accredited programs. Professor Oliva’s students are currently modeling building envelopes as a living organism, exploring “green design retrofit” for cargo containers, and visualizing urban design strategies in real time using: smart mapping, smart tools, nature’s patterns/structures, biomechanics for space making, and multiple layers of information, energy simulations, ecoeconomic strategies, rapid prototypes, cognitive strategies and recording of human potential. Global Business Incubation (GBI) ) is a non-profit research development organization “think and do tank” that catalyzes the business development process of launching an idea, a business and a community through growing cooperative business incubator cluster models that grow companies.. GBI’s innovative model business incubator received the Official White House Millennium Council Award in recognition of GBI as a model of the White House designed program. Honor the Past—Imagine the Future for Modeling hope, imagination and courage in incubating businesses that created hundreds of new jobs in downtown Los Angeles.. Also, during that time Dr. George Kozmetsky world renowned technology entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Teledyne and first Chairman of the Board Dell Computers, served as GBI’s Advisory Board Chairman.. GBI was founded in 1991 on the campus of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) at the College of Business Administration.. GBI continues to partner with LMU to host conferences, workshops and symposiums on business incubation, wealth creation, technology start-up camps and the future of technology. Innovation, Creativity and Capital, IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) was founded in 1977 as a “think and do” tank to test the belief of its founder, George Kozmetsky, that technological innovation can catalyze regional economic development through the active and directional collaboration among the university, government, and private sectors. Since then, the Institute has researched the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation and has been instrumental in Austin’s growth as an innovation and technology center and in the development of knowledge-based economies in over 30 countries. The Institute’s research resources include 18 Endowed Fellows on the UT Austin faculty, a network of over 160 Global Fellows throughout the world, and a rotating cast of Visiting Scholars. Together they have used data from the Institute to produce ground-breaking work on technology commercialization, regional economic development, and entrepreneurship. The GBI team is currently working with Cal State University Long Beach, (CSULB) Student Life and Development on a collaborative business incubator and social entrepreneurship experiment for students and the underserved communities of Long Beach and Los Angeles.. Urban Futurist Times is published monthly by Tonia & Paul McDonald, Strategic Business Futurist. Global Business Incubation (GBI) and the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute/Theatre, e-mail:, 310-779-7925,,,,, 4