Urban Biofilter launched our new project Adapt Oakland, on Friday May 10th at Linden Street Brewery! We had some great presentations by people working in every aspect of the built environment, community health and policy; and also amazing beer, tamales, and music. You can check out some of the great presentations online and keep a look out for project news and our upcoming Fall Conference! It was a big success – thanks to all who came and contributed!
The State of California Office of Planning and the Strategic Growth Council recently awarded our nonprofit, Urban Biofilter, in collaboration with the City of Oakland, a CA Proposition 84 Urban Greening Planning Grant for development of Green Infrastructure and climate change preparedness.
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We recently submitted our “Ecological Processing Zone” site design and planning for the former Oakland Army Base to Architecture For Humanity’s [Un]Restricted Access, Open Architecture Challenge and won Second Place in the “Environmental Impact” section. Our work is on display at the prestigious Venice Biennale through the 25th of November!
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Urban Biofilter set up a greywater, biofilter installation at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire
as part of the “Homegrown Village”, the area of the faire showcasing DIY biology-based installations and projects. Urban Biofilter’s installation, which included a sink for public use and a series of mobile biofilters that processed greywater from the sink, was awarded Make Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for the area.
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