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MA Green Careers Conference, October 1, 2014
ECOLOGICAL DESIGN EDUCATION
FOR CAREER CHANGE-MAKERS
Adrian Dahlin
Director, ...
Wikipedia:	
  
	
  
•  “any	
  form	
  of	
  design	
  that	
  minimizes	
  
environmentally	
  destruc:ve	
  impacts	
  b...
•  Landscape	
  Design	
  
•  Wildlife	
  Conserva:on	
  
•  EcoRestora:on	
  
•  Food	
  Systems	
  
•  Urban	
  Infrastr...
•  10-­‐month	
  MS	
  in	
  
EcoDesign	
  
•  whole	
  systems	
  
•  real	
  projects	
  
•  12-­‐18	
  students	
  /	
 ...
I.  Classes	
  
II.  Field	
  Work	
  
III.  Projects	
  
OUR PROGRAM
csld.edu #EcoDesign
I. CLASSES
csld.edu #EcoDesign
•  Ecological	
  Design	
  
Workshop	
  
•  Digital	
  Design	
  
•  Presenta:on	
  &	
  
Mee:ng	
  Facilita:on	
  
•  Hum...
II. FIELD WORK
csld.edu #EcoDesign
ORIENTATION TRIP
•  5	
  days	
  in	
  September	
  
•  permaculture	
  in	
  Holyoke	
  
csld.edu #EcoDesign
•  coastal	
...
WEEKLY FIELD TRIPS
csld.edu #EcoDesign
WEEKLY FIELD TRIPS
csld.edu #EcoDesign
III. PROJECTS
csld.edu #EcoDesign
GREEN STREETS
Holyoke,	
  MA	
  
	
  
1.  Infrastructure	
  
2.  Complete	
  Streets	
  
3.  Placemaking	
  
csld.edu #Eco...
GREEN STREETS
Holyoke,	
  MA	
  
	
  
1.  Infrastructure	
  
2.  Complete	
  Streets	
  
3.  Placemaking	
  
csld.edu #Eco...
wholesystemsdesign.com	
  
csld.edu #EcoDesign
HOMESTEAD
FOOD
SYSTEMS
•  MS	
  in	
  EcoDesign	
  
•  professional	
  porolio	
  
•  whole	
  systems	
  design	
  process	
  
•  worldwide	
  n...
•  Urban/Regional	
  
Planner	
  
•  Permaculture	
  
Designer	
  
•  Business	
  Owner	
  
•  Restora:on	
  Ecologist	
  ...
•  Wendi	
  Goldsmith	
  |	
  BioEngineering	
  Group	
  
•  Seth	
  Wilkinson	
  |	
  Wilkinson	
  Ecological	
  
•  Ben	...
Dates:	
  
•  October	
  29:	
  open	
  house	
  
•  November	
  21-­‐22:	
  student	
  presenta:ons	
  
•  December	
  6:...
MA Green Careers Conference, October 1, 2014
ECOLOGICAL DESIGN EDUCATION
FOR CAREER CHANGE-MAKERS
Adrian Dahlin
Director, ...
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  1. 1. MA Green Careers Conference, October 1, 2014 ECOLOGICAL DESIGN EDUCATION FOR CAREER CHANGE-MAKERS Adrian Dahlin Director, Admissions + Marketing adrian@csld.edu | (413) 369-4044 csld.edu #EcoDesign
  2. 2. Wikipedia:     •  “any  form  of  design  that  minimizes   environmentally  destruc:ve  impacts  by   integra:ng  itself  with  living  processes”          -­‐  Sim  Van  der  Ryn,  Architect   •  “an  integra:ve  ecologically  responsible  design   discipline”   WHAT IS ECODESIGN? csld.edu #EcoDesign
  3. 3. •  Landscape  Design   •  Wildlife  Conserva:on   •  EcoRestora:on   •  Food  Systems   •  Urban  Infrastructure   •  Placemaking   ECODESIGN AT CONWAY csld.edu #EcoDesign
  4. 4. •  10-­‐month  MS  in   EcoDesign   •  whole  systems   •  real  projects   •  12-­‐18  students  /  class   •  no  grades     •  beau:ful  studio  seSng   OUR PROGRAM csld.edu #EcoDesign
  5. 5. I.  Classes   II.  Field  Work   III.  Projects   OUR PROGRAM csld.edu #EcoDesign
  6. 6. I. CLASSES csld.edu #EcoDesign
  7. 7. •  Ecological  Design   Workshop   •  Digital  Design   •  Presenta:on  &   Mee:ng  Facilita:on   •  Humani:es   •  Ecology   •  Site  Engineering   •  Expert  Guest  Lectures   CLASSES csld.edu #EcoDesign
  8. 8. II. FIELD WORK csld.edu #EcoDesign
  9. 9. ORIENTATION TRIP •  5  days  in  September   •  permaculture  in  Holyoke   csld.edu #EcoDesign •  coastal   habitat  on   Cape  Cod   •  green  roof   in  CT   •  Harvard   Forest  
  10. 10. WEEKLY FIELD TRIPS csld.edu #EcoDesign
  11. 11. WEEKLY FIELD TRIPS csld.edu #EcoDesign
  12. 12. III. PROJECTS csld.edu #EcoDesign
  13. 13. GREEN STREETS Holyoke,  MA     1.  Infrastructure   2.  Complete  Streets   3.  Placemaking   csld.edu #EcoDesign
  14. 14. GREEN STREETS Holyoke,  MA     1.  Infrastructure   2.  Complete  Streets   3.  Placemaking   csld.edu #EcoDesign
  15. 15. wholesystemsdesign.com   csld.edu #EcoDesign HOMESTEAD
  16. 16. FOOD SYSTEMS
  17. 17. •  MS  in  EcoDesign   •  professional  porolio   •  whole  systems  design  process   •  worldwide  network   STUDENTS LEAVE WITH: csld.edu #EcoDesign
  18. 18. •  Urban/Regional   Planner   •  Permaculture   Designer   •  Business  Owner   •  Restora:on  Ecologist   •  Landscape  Architect   •  Urban  Forester   •  Nonprofit   Administrator   •  Ecological  Designer   •  Professor/Instructor   CONWAY CAREERS csld.edu #EcoDesign
  19. 19. •  Wendi  Goldsmith  |  BioEngineering  Group   •  Seth  Wilkinson  |  Wilkinson  Ecological   •  Ben  Falk  |  Whole  Systems  Design   •  Dave  Jacke  |  Edible  Forest  Gardens   CONWAY ALUMNI csld.edu #EcoDesign
  20. 20. Dates:   •  October  29:  open  house   •  November  21-­‐22:  student  presenta:ons   •  December  6:  informa:on  session   •  January  1:  early  applica:on  deadline   IS ECODESIGN FOR YOU? csld.edu #EcoDesign
  21. 21. MA Green Careers Conference, October 1, 2014 ECOLOGICAL DESIGN EDUCATION FOR CAREER CHANGE-MAKERS Adrian Dahlin Director, Admissions + Marketing adrian@csld.edu | (413) 369-4044 csld.edu #EcoDesign

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