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First Aired - 07/19/2009 02:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On this week's HRN Special: The Green Architecture Panel. Martha Desbiens of vertNY, David Seiter of Future Green Studio, and Justine Heilner of Justine Heilner Designs weigh in on going green, what it means, and how to do it.
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VertNY looks for ways to incorporate green ideas into the urban landscape, rooftop gardens, insulation, cleaner runoff, sound insulation, the look of green, Future Green Studio works with developers to get an apartment sold or rented by giving it the green appeal, creating productive ecological and performative landscapes, people have to like green solutions, the American lawn could not be less green, the greening of American suburbs will be a huge topic in the coming decade, sustainable ideas are becoming more in vogue, NYC's tax abatement initiative for installing green roofs, legislation is starting to coax the greening process, alternatives to the traditional lawn, plant plants that don't need mowing, how does your location connect with a larger fabric of landscape?,

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First Aired - 01/08/2012 04:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week's conversation on Burning Down the House focuses on the fusion between urban design, architecture, transportation and shape of our cities. Curtis B. Wayne is joined by Mitchell Joachim and Melanie Fessel of Terreform ONE (Open Network Ecology), an Ecological Design Group for Urban Infrastructure, Building, Planning, and Art. Later on the show, the discussion shifts towards the sensitive and heated topic of licensure in architecture. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.

"Pedestrians are the alpha position to explore a city. The foot is the best interface."

--Mitchell Joachim on Burning Down the House

"Infrastructure is not celebrated enough in the United States."

--Melanie Fessel on Burning Down the House


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First Aired - 10/23/2011 04:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is joined by a young group of architects who recently won the Gowanus Lowline Competition hosted by Gowanus by Design. Tune in to hear their ideas for cleaning up one of the most polluted canals in the country and how they see competition as ultimately a positive thing for aspiring architects. This episode was sponsored by Heritage Foods USA's No Goat Left Behind Initiative.


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