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The Now Institute Conference – Overview

The day started off at 9am when the first group of students presented their work on UCLA's Grand Challenge : Sustainable Los Angeles.  Our guests, Alan Berger, MIT CAU, Albert Pope, Rice University, Charles Waldheim, Harvard GSD and Bill Fain, FAIA critiqued the story of the presentation and methods of presenting large amounts of ...

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Research + Mapping

Throughout the first term, our studio task has been to research Los Angeles County as part of the UCLA Sustainable Los Angeles Initiative whose mission statement is to "achieve sustainability in energy and water while enhancing ecosystem health in Los Angeles County by 2050."  See the official SLA ...

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Fall 2015 Wrap-Up

Closing up the first quarter of research, the team presented their findings across a wide display showcasing the multiplicity of applications used to gather this information. Visualizing supply and demand through flowcharts, written statements of facts about the current and future Los Angeles , diagrams representing the vast variety of housing ...

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Alan Berger joins us at UCLA

Alan Berger, the founding director of P-Rex at MIT, joined The Now Institute for a full day work shop for this year's Grand Challenges project. Throughout the day we were joined by Architect Bill Fain, Architect and Professor Dana Cuff of City Lab,  UCLA and urban planning legend, Richard Weinstein, Grand Challenges ...

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Back to Haiti

Mid-February, The Now Institute along with two specialists from Kolon Inc. traveled to Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien to further develop our Kolon Life Tree collaborative project. The trip allowed for face-to-face meetings with our long time collaborators, Frederick Mangones,  Claude Alexandre andAndrew Alexandre of the Haiti Development Group, dear friend, Bishop Ogé ...

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