So this has been out for awhile, but I just realized I should probably post this on my blog. Siemens came out with a video about their role in the Rio+20 Summit. The Future Influencers part (and my appearance) starts around the 4:40 mark. Like I said before, during my interview I didn't really give … Continue reading Video from Rio+20
When I’m not on the computer researching my next blog post, watching Youtube videos, on Facebook or stumbling on Stumbleupon (which only happens when I am most desperate), I read the occasional webcomic. Funnily enough, I don’t normally read comics in print form (I’d rather read a good book), but something about the online platform … Continue reading Art for Air
I am now back home, safe and sound. The past five days may now just be memories, but they have certainly made quite the impact on my views of life, the universe, and everything. The day started off (thankfully) a little later than the previous two days. It turns out the venue for our last … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 5: Obrigado Rio!
Our day started bright and early, with a wonderful alarm going off at 6:30 AM. Even though our presentations were finished, we continued to have a packed schedule, which was in no way a bad thing. It was both busy and relaxing at the same time. I was ready to tackle the day with whatever … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 4: Reflections and Firsts
Our big day started off nicely. Since Kali had arrived a day later than intended, she had missed the first walk down Copacabana Beach. Copacabana was just as beautiful as the first time I walked down it, although thankfully a little cooler. At Kali’s insistence, the three of us shed our socks and shoes and … Continue reading Rio+20 – Day 3: The Big Day
Now on my fourth week of summer, the summer job hunt has still not yielded any fruit despite the fact that I am on the constant lookout. It is increasingly looking like I will have to find some other ways to make my summer productive. Writing is definitely one way I can do that, and … Continue reading Looking Forward to Rio+20
After finishing my last essay of the year, I have now completed my Freshman year at university. And just like so many other engineers, after I finish writing, I can’t help but use my free time to keep writing! (Which is, of course, a joke. Apparently engineers who actually like to write are few and … Continue reading Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Tall glass buildings, white paved wide streets, winding rivers and green parks with large trees surround you as you head out into the city. It’s a beautiful blue day, with a few fluffy clouds dotting the sky along with the rows of flying cars going by. You pass by many other pedestrians who also decided … Continue reading Working With What You Have
As a person with an interest in combining the built and natural environments, I suppose it comes as no surprise that I also have an interest in urban agriculture. Despite growing up in the mid-western state of Wisconsin, I actually haven’t had a lot of exposure to traditional farming or much contact with cows. But … Continue reading Is Vertical Viable?
Museums are great places to hang out. They contain plenty of information that one would probably never look up on one's own, they have open spaces to relax in after hours of walking, they have over-priced cafeteria food for when you're hungry, and a few of them even have interactive displays or live shows. Museums … Continue reading Through Museums and What I Found There