DESIGN TALKS hosts NYC Department of Sanitation presenting Waste is a Design Flaw | NYCxDESIGN

05/14/2018 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – What role do designers play in NYC’s waste ecosystem? How can they help achieve Zero Waste to Landfills by ’30? Hear creative solutions from hi-fashion textile up-cycling to new building design guidelines. SPEAKERS Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Dept Sanitation Heron Preston, Designer in Residence, NYC Dept Sanitation Clare Miflin, AIANY MODERATOR Jessica Lax, Dir. of Competitions, […]

Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Breakout Session – Circular Cities | The New School

Presented by The Tishman Environment and Design Center ( and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) Panelists: Clare Miflin, ThinkWoven Biomimicry and Circular Economy of Building Materials – Audrey Kriva, Post-Landfill Action Network Modeling Scalable Zero Waste from Campus to Community – Sandra Goldmark, FIXUP Reinventing Repair for the Circular Economy – Nikole Bouchard, Universityof Wisconsin Wet & Wild!

Living Building Collaborative NYC: Applying Living Building Challenge at a Biomimetic Scale

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is designed to encourage the development of buildings that have a net positive benefit to their environment. To date, most certified Living buildings are low rise buildings outside of high density urban areas.

How we can achieve the aims of the LBC in New York City while maintaining high density and intensity of use. Hear from Clare Miflin, Architect and Biomimic, how enlarging the boundaries of consideration and applying biomimicry could help cities to function like vibrant diverse and resilient ecosystems.