Conscious Design and the Future of
The Ukiah Valley and Mendocino County
Dear neighbors, citizens, journalists, elected representatives, administrators, public servants, and educators:
In the hope of stimulating a fruitful discussion about the future of Ukiah and Mendocino County, my wife, Joan Kelley, and I are making available a videotape about planning and design.
Copies of the video have been personally delivered to the following representatives of the public:
- To the members of the academic senate of Mendocino College on
- To the members of the The Mendocino College Board of Trustees at the January 31, 2001, special meeting to discuss the selection of a new president for the college.
- To the the members of the Ukiah City Council and some members of the of the Ukiah Planning Commission at the Joint Meeting of March 1, 2001.
- Copies will be presented to all members of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors sometime during the month of April.
The video is a slide presentation by William McDonough, a distinguished architect-designer, recorded at the "Bioneers 2000" conference (October, 2000 n San Francisco).
Below is a nearly complete transcript of the video and a recent article about McDonough and his partner, Michael Braungart:
Transcript of the William McDonough video (October, 2000)
The Hopeful Inventors, an interview of McDonough and partner Braungart in the May-June, 2001 issue of Green@work,
How can a building be like a tree?, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies building designed by William Mcdonugh, in Oberlin, Ohio
The Fractal Triad, A tool of Design, comparing the 3 worlds of Economic, Ecological, and Equity
Local meetings about economic development: A local (Ukiah area) group is meeting regularly to discuss and act on the Bioneers model. For more information about the group, email Joan.
Wendell Berry, An Interview
February 7, 2001
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