Mimicking Nature in an Urban Landscape
A TEDxBoston Adventure
Saturday June 25, 2011 from 8-10 am
Apply for this adventure HERE.
As the world's urban centers see increased growth year after year, many leading urban infrastructure designers are researching how we can transform our cities into intelligent functional low-impact organisms.
We start this adventure in the heart of a successfully developed wetland in Littleton for a hands on look at how we can imagine and execute landscapes that will not negatively impact water environments.
The day will include an interactive discussion and presentation by Marcus Quigley, P.E., D.WRE., a nationally recognized expert on green infrastructure and water information systems.
Following the discussion we will see demonstrations of some of Mr. Quigley's current research on distributed real-time control systems (based on the internet-of-things), visit a constructed wetland system, a green-streets project, and porous pavement and bio-retention facilities.
Take this great opportunity to learn more about the technologies that will fundamentally transform our urban centers and lifestyles over the next 10 to 20 years.