On April 5th Mark Rylander presented a guest lecture entitled Sustainable Design, Technology, and the Built Environment at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sustainable Societies- James River Basin course. The talk and discussion introduced students to the opportunities and challenges faced by design professionals who seek design decisions that are better for the environment. Concepts introduced included life-cycle thinking, cost-benefit analysis, green building rating systems, sustainable urban design, and biomimicry.
Kennon described strategies for sustainable and native planting design at a special event at Piedmont Virginia Community College on Sunday February 11th, 2018. The event featured a screening of the Catherine Zimmerman environmental film Hometown Habitat. The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries in partnership with PVCC Community Garden sponsored the event.
Kennon Williams and Richard Price are joining the UVA faculty for the university planning school's semester reviews.
We had a wonderful Wednesday morning volunteering at the McIntire Botanical Garden as they planted their first bed today. The team grabbed some shovels and a mattock and helped plant a black gum tree and native shrubs around the new sign at the corner of John W. Warner Parkway and Melbourne Road.Read More