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Noticing over time what we notice, read and view, that was shared via social media.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

“I don’t know what I am. I know I’m not a category. I’m not a thing. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” — Buckminster Fuller via @AnthonyLawlor

“When we are curious, we engage the world by exploring, learning, and making meaning from our discoveries” — @ariannahuff

“interest is a “spirit” that moves from place to place, as knowledge changes and grows” — Maps of Meaning via @chumulu

“I’ve tried to be like Ben Franklin and Leonardo [Da Vinci] my whole life and immerse myself in art and history and science and technology. The great lesson you learn from these men is don’t think in silos, don’t think in disciplines. Look at the patterns and crosscurrents across nature, which are really beautiful. One of the secrets of Leonardo’s genius was that he made no distinction between art and science.” — biographer @WalterIsaacson in his interview on MacLean’s


While Houston is doing this already with Buffalo Bayou, the flooding problems aren’t just in the city itself–it’s a challenge from the local to the regional to the state and even the federal level, considering the myriad jurisdictions involved with infrastructure. The difficulty will be galvanizing both public and private entities to embrace a culture of water, and that means long-term flood planning at all scales. “Macro- and micro-scale thinking is the key,” Gensler’s Rives Taylor says. “It’s not new; we need to be clever to make sure it happens.”

What will get this process moving? It could be a Rebuild by Design-type activation, which brings together multiple jurisdictions, designers, engineers, and investors, and helps ensure that any idea that moves forward is driven by diverse perspectives, not just a single vision that’s imposed on an area.” via @FastCoDesign

.@canada_c3, an old icebreaker w/ @geoffgreen_soi‘s multidisciplinary crew on a voyage of rediscovery #Canada150@rotanarotana

“Mr. Green says that when Indigenous leaders started saying that they wanted no part of celebrating the 150th anniversary of a country that had treated its first peoples so badly, he says, “it became clear we could not do this just going around blowing our horn about how great we are.”

So he decided to open up the expedition, giving it a wider membership and a more reflective program. Close to 5,000 people answered an invitation to join one of the 15 legs of the journey. Mr. Green and his team chose 300: artists, musicians, scientists, naturalists, community leaders, newcomers to Canada, historians, “youth ambassadors” and Indigenous elders.”

The good thing about autumn: So many colors! 🍁 — Nadine Roßa (@nadrosia) October 3, 2017

Word of the day: “anthocyanins” – pigments responsible esp. for the vivid red colours of autumn leaves, synthesised as chlorophyll degrades. — Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) October 21, 2017

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