Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Josh Taron Professor – University of Calgary, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, and Principal, Synthetiques outlines his vision of a new approach to our built environment.
By rethinking assumptions about buildings, Taron hopes to reimagine the built environment as a complete system that can be assembled and disassembled in a zero-waste, circular economy framework, through innovations in areas such as prefabrication.
0:30 Rethinking assumptions around buildings and waste
1:20 Reimagining the built environment as a natural system
3:00 Problems of modern housing essentially unchanged in building and demolition for past 100 years
3:40 Details about the Urban Alliance project
4:26 Why aren’t buildings built to be deconstructed
5:20 Evolution of buildings via prefabrication and opportunities that would represent
The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference will be held on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s theme is A Circular Economy Within Reach. Stay up to date on the latest conference news as we finalize an exciting list of speakers, panels, and presentations. Subscribe to this blog (sign up window at right) for regular updates about the 2017 conference and informative highlights from last year’s event. If the shift to a circular economy and zero waste thinking is going to impact your sector, you need to stay informed. Metro Vancouver’s 2017 Zero Waste Conference on Nov. 1st is an event you don’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you! Register Now