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The Symbiotic Cities Network is an open network of urban planners, architects, engineers, ecologists and economists. Our mission is to convene discussion, connect individuals and organizations, and initiate projects and explorations to develop ideas that will help facilitate our species’ transition from its current pathological parasitic relationship with the planet towards a regenerative, mutualistic, and symbiotic relationship with the natural systems that support life on earth. The network of contributors to this website aim to explore new ideas in regenerative urban planning, design, engineering technology, and policy which both recognize that we are dependent on, and embedded within our environment, and provide possible opportunities for our cities to become positive rather than negative ecological contributors..



Our Mission is an open, not-for-profit network of planners, urban designers, architects, designers, engineers, and landscape architects whose mission is to develop creative, practical, and implementable planning and design strategies that help increase the capacity for resilience of our communities and cities to the future shocks and stresses associated with climate change, environmental degradation, resource shortages, in the context of global population growth and migration. >>> See more about our mission

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May 2010

One Left before The Design Ideas Registration Closes!

May 13, 2010 9:42 PM
Craig Applegath

 Craig Applegath, Moderator 

Registration for the Design Ideas Competition Closes tomorrow May 14th at the end of the day 12:00pm EST.

We have received over 150 registrations with some wonderfully interesting and thoughtful proposed projects. We are very much looking forward to seeing your submission blogs!

However, we have also had a number of people emailing us to say that they have not recieved the registration confirmation email. It usually takes us between one and two weeks to get this email out to registrants, but after registration closes tomorrow, we will do our very best to get this email to you with a few days - to give you the time you will need to explore how the blog interface works before you load up your blog by May 30th. If you don't hear from us please use the Contact Us email to let us know that you have not received your confirmation email.

We would also urge you to try to get your competition entry blog posted before the deadline date so that you do not run into an internet traffic jam when trying to upload your blog at the very last moment. We suggest you aim to load your blog at least one day before the final closing time to give yourself plenty of time to make sure your blog is up and working.

We look forward to receiving and reading/watching your entry!



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