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Video
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sustainable fishing guide insert.
Imagine an ocean without fish. This is the future - in less than 40 years - if we do not stop, think, and act. Filmed over two years across the world, featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen, and fisheries enforcement, this film is a wake-up call to the world.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Media & Microtext Center
Video
1 videodisc (1 hr., 12 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 streaming video file (60 min.).
Biophilic design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. People need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. The film features buildings that connect people and nature-- hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive.
Video
1 streaming video file (72 min.).
The story of The Macallen Building, Boston's first LEED certified residential 'green' building, and the people that made it possible.
Book
222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm + DVD (4 3/4 in.)
  • Preface: From documentaries to architectural strategies
  • Introduction: Informality in emerging territories / Felix Heisel
  • Space creation and a sense of responsibility. Housing in an informally grown city / Fasil Giorghis ; Landownership and the leasehold system / Wubshet Berhanu ; A "new" Addis Ababa / Marjan Kloosterboer ; The ruralization of urban centres in Ethiopia / Heyaw Terefe, Felix Heisel
  • Social, cultural and traditional context. Social dynamics and development / Alula Pankhurst ; Persisting meaning and evolving spaces / Genet Alem ; Bottom-up insurance systems / Bisrat Kifle
  • Self-employment as economic empowerment. The economic importance of recycling / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle ; Microeconomies, a formalized strategy / Lia GabreMariam W. ; Addis Ababa, a rental city / Perrine Duroyaume ; City preservation through tourism / Tadesse Girmay Gebreegziabher
  • Paradigm shifts in urban strategies. From density to intensity / Felix Heisel ; Materializing informality / Dirk E. Hebel ; Building laws for innovation / Elias Yitbarek, Felix Heisel ; Decentralized infrastructural systems / Tesfaye Hailu Bekele
  • Spatial dialogic / Sascha Delz
  • _Spaces: the documentary series / Felix Heisel, Bisrat Kifle.
Informal settlements made up of corrugated iron shacks and other materials are a ubiquitous feature in the megacities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In response to the enormous influx of migrants from the countryside, the informal city experienced a phenomenal growth. In spite of their obvious shortcomings, these shelters provide, nevertheless, planning strategies and possibly even a roadmap to a resilient city in an emerging territory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783035606690 20161213
Green Library
Video
1 streaming video file (83 min.).
"26-year-old Daniel Dembélé is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels, the first of its kind in the sun drenched nation. Daniel's goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99% of which live without power. [The film] tells the story of Daniel's journey growing the budding idea into a viable company, and of the business' impact on Daniel's first customers in the tiny village of Banko. Addressing climate change, poverty, and self-sufficiency, the film demonstrates how a small-scale, local business model can improve jobs, appropriate products, and empower poor people everywhere." -- Container.
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 180 [i.e. 160] min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • The green apple
  • Green for all
  • The green machine
  • Gray to green
  • China : from red to green
  • Deeper shades of green.
Examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The first program, The green apple, uses New York City, particularly One Bryant Park and the Solaire, to demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility. The second episode, Green for all, features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide design solutions to regions suffering from social and humanitarian crises. Shows projects in East Austin, Tex. and with the Yaqui Indians in Mexico where architecture students are helping residents build low-cost, environmentally-friendly homes using local materials. The third program, The green machine, follows Mayor Richard M. Daley as he strives to make Chicago "the greenest city in America" with numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified buildings, a solar-powered public transportation system, and many green roofs, including one on Chicago's City Hall. The fourth episode, Gray to green, takes the notion of the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) to grand proportions by turning Boston's "Big Dig" steel and concrete waste into spectacular residential design. The fifth program, China : from red to green? depicts a rapidly urbanizing country at its tipping point and finds a sustainable solution in Steven Holl's Beijing project, which will have the largest geothermal heating/cooling and greywater recycling system in the world upon completion. The sixth program, Deeper shades of green, presents three visionaries who are changing the face of architecture and environmentalism and features some of their projects. Focuses on Ken Yeang and his "bio-climatic" National Library of Singapore, Werner Sobek and R128, his energy-efficient, steel and glass box house, and William McDonough and his model sustainable village of Huangbaiyu, China.
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xx, 335 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Green Library
Video
1 streaming video file (73 min.).
"Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest: small family farmers are making a comeback. They're growing much healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. For decades Northwest agriculture was focused on a few big crops for export. But to respond to climate change and the end of cheap energy, each region needs to produce more of its own food and to grow food more sustainably. GOOD FOOD visits producers, farmers' markets, distributors, stores, restaurants and public officials who are developing a more sustainable food system for all." --http://goodfoodthemovie.org/index_files/Page275.htm.
Video
1 streaming video file (24 min.).
This is a report from the 2002 World Social Forum in Brazil, where 50,000 grassroots delegates from 131 countries discussed social and environmental problems facing the planet and how to solve them.
Video
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
Law Library (Crown)

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