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Skin Deep

Adaptive Capacity, Surfaces and the City
Carl Hastrich, Bruce Hinds, Jamie Miller

Urban Ecologies 2013

Biomimicry at OCAD U

Using nature to evolve design.

The urban landscape...

Ecosystem Succession

Ecosystem Succession

Ecosystem Succession

Ecosystem Succession

What will Urban Ecosystem Succession look like?

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Adaptive capacity Mechanisms for ecosystem succession:

Layers Multiple Scales Responsive

Diverse Distributed Decentralized

Abundant Redundant Temporary

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://www.ca.uky.edu/forestry/maehrbearky.php

http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/volunteer-joinor-start-a-project/protect-bush-freshwater-coast-and-seas/ bush-restoration/understand-the-bush/bush-layers/

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://99percentinvisible.org/post/36086263396/episode-66-kowloon-walled-city

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://adventuresinarchitecture.blogspot.ca/2011_02_01_archive.html

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://www.gaggenau.com/nz/essays-on-culture-and-lifestyle/architecture-and-spaces/new-skin-for-old-stones/index.html

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

Carl Hastrich

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://design.epfl.ch/piraeus/category/1-assignments/1-design-projects/page/2

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/38538#more-38538

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Golden_Barrel_cactus,_Huntington_Desert_Garden.jpg

Layered Multiple Scales Responsive Diverse Distributed Decentralized Abundant Redundant Temporary

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672645/an-origami-like-bowl-that-expands-when-you-add-water#1

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How do we move the city to the next phase of ecosystem maturity?

Our volcanic island...

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Use the surfaces of OCAD to regenerate the city... no bylaws, no limits... think opportunistically and fill every niche.