CALIFIA Sketchbook Design Competition
If a truly biophilic society created a city, what would this city look
like? Would nature and our urban environments be one and every roof be
green? Would buildings be built like trees and information flow
through this living fabric without resistance? If our infrastructure
were deeply biomimetic, how would we get our water, our energy, our
food, our heat? Can built environments create habitats for lifeforms
who need it? Can buildings be net positives to the grid, cities be
organic food exporters, and architecture become not just carbon
neutral but carbon negative? What would it feel like to live in this
green city of tomorrow? What would most capture its slices of life?
What are the true limits of how green our cities can be?
Submit your single page sketch of a slice of life in the green city of
September 1 - December 1, 2007
The purpose of the Califia Sketchbook Design Competition is to express
to a wide variety of people what life will be like in Califia, a
proposed next generation eco-city in the San Francisco Bay Area of
California, USA. People from around the world are invited to enter a
conceptual sketch revealing smarter greener ways of building,
powering, maintaining, and inhabiting the urban fabric.
CALIFIA PUZZLE #1:
Which city would be the most biomimetic?
A) An everyday carbon positive city which injects carbon particles
into the atmosphere.
B) A carbon Neutral city which injects no carbon into the air.
C) A carbon negative city which draws carbon down out of the air and
D) All of the above.
E) Only answers A and C.
Submit answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org