Dr. Michael Ben-Eli: Sustainability by Design
Here is the video documentation from BFI Affiliate, Dr. Michael Ben-Eli's May lecture, "Sustainability By Design From Concept to Action: The Sustainability Laboratory and Project Wadi Attir. The lecture was part of the series of events that preceded the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award Ceremony at The Cooper Union in New York City on June 6th.
Michael Ben-Eli at Cooper Union: Sustainability By Design from Buckminster Fuller Institute on Vimeo.
Original Event Information:
Project Wadi Attir is a groundbreaking initiative that showcases new strategies for the creation of self-sustaining, ecologically and socially flourishing communities in arid climates. Situated on 100 acres in the Negev Desert, the project engages an impressive range of sustainable technologies and practices—from agroforestry and water management to on-site biogas and renewable energy production.
This project is a product of the Sustainability Laboratory. Dr. Ben-Eli will describe the work of the lab and its exploration of the five core principles of sustainability: the material domain, the economic domain, the domain of life, the social domain and the spiritual domain. Dr. Michael Ben-Eli is founder and director of The Sustainability Laboratory and an international consultant on management and organization, as well as a senior advisor to The Buckminster Fuller Institute. His work has focused on strategy development, organizational design, sustainability, and change management. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and later received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cybernetics at Brunel University. This event is free and open to the public.