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Biomimicry Chicago: Deep Roots Initiative

Biomimicry Chicago’s Deep Roots Initiative seeks to catalyze a paradigm shift in the built environment in the Chicago region. Together with a diverse network of stakeholders, we aim to establish a science-based definition of sustainability for our region alongside an interactive tool of place-based nature-inspired solutions to empower the industry to measure impact, allocate resources and innovate to create a truly sustainable and resilient future.

14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry

In addition to two overview sections on the concept and Biomimicry 3.8, the article provides images and short descriptions of Velcro, Shinkansen Bullet Train, Boats, Hospitals Don Sharkskin, Harvesting Desert Fog, Nature's Water Filter, Experimental Fish Car, Hive Mind Manages the Grid, Fin to the Wind, Watercube, Gecko Feet Adhesives, Spider Web Glass, A Very Fishy Wind Farm, 'Candy-Coated Vaccines' and Firefly Lightbulbs.

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IDSA's 2011 Catalyst Case Study Program (Submissions Accepted until November 30th)

"IDSA's Catalyst Case Study Program continues to initiate and accelerate a broader understanding of design’s impact on business, the environment and society. Participate in the next round of submissions and explain why your design is worthy of Catalyst case publication in 2011.

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