ecowork is a community of urban transformation professionals pushing for more sustainable cities. We get together to solve our cities’ eco-design challenges. We are researchers, city representatives, building occupants, architects, ecologists, engineering consultants, construction firms, students and associations.
What sets ecowork apart? Cross-disciplinary collaboration. We believe that eco-design solutions are more powerful when actors from all stages of a construction project have worked together to implement them.
How do we nurture that collaboration? By solving sustainable design challenges together. ecowork members help each other identify the eco-design challenges they face in their cities, then hold short, creative workshops to brainstorm practical solutions.
Why the challenge-based approach? Solving concrete challenges from the field ensures real progress. Our 15 person workshop format gives everyone a chance to contribute their expertise and connect with people they may not have otherwise met. ecowork workshops are simple and replicable so that anyone can organize and facilitate one anywhere.
Celebrate! Eight workshops since July
28/7/2015, Paris: If there are no cars in Paris in 30 years, how will we use our roads?
16/9/2015, Paris: How might we design buildings to help users produce less waste?
16/9/2015, Paris: How might we build tomorrow’s cities with materials from today’s cities?
24/9/2015, Paris: How might we communicate more simply on Life Cycle Assessment results?
8/10/2015, Hamburg: How might we use biodiversity to cultivate community living?
23/10/2015, Paris: How might we reconcile building life cycles with the life cycles of living things?
23/11/2015, Paris: How might we make construction and renovation projects more collaborative?
4/12/2015, Loos-en-Gohelle: How might we renovate the “Castor” neighborhood in Loos-en-Gohelle collectively?
Got an eco-design challenge? Register on the ecowork website at www.ecowork.cc to connect with members and post your challenge. You can also join our LinkedIn group.