What’s so interesting about the blogsphere is how this digital community self-replicates and we have this on-line community of discourse, debate and back and forth chat. Blogs are the in-thing now, almost a new level of spinning news, beliefs, conspiracies, information, marketing and self-aggrandizement. We’ll see how the socio-psychological dynamics of our world will be changed for the good in this virtual world of blogging.
PacifiCAD Blog is about opening up the discussion on sustainability into a pretty rarified world of technology, ITS, engineering, building, planning, land use, climate change and the like with a real open forum to “spin” or put the discourse into a context that may or may not align with traditional corporate thinking. This blog in one sense looks at the premises of Peter Senge’s the sixth discipline, studies the cradle-to-cradle concept of design, embraces the living building concept and believe in the 2030 challenge in architecture, but again, through another set of lenses – we are trying to distinguish our blog from all the other cool, informative and important ones.
The primacy of the PacifiCAD blog is to look at things here in our region, in this community where we work, live, play, consume and grow. Down to Earth was started by two college buddies, Paul Dillon and Bart Mihailovich, and it has morphed into a web site hosted by the Spokesman Review. Paul and Bart blog prolifically and are dedicated to a green Spokane, and are involved in looking at the entire fabric of sustainability as it unfolds within a community like Spokane, Spokane County and this Cascadia and Eastern Washington region.
PacifiCAD blog was mentioned last Friday, and we thank Bart and Paul for getting us on their blog. Below is a snippet of what came out on the Down To Earth Northwest blog site. We at PacifiCAD support Spokane’s move toward sustainability. We support events that center around robust discussion tied to food security, alternative transportation, sane land use planning, technology and engineering fixes that take in today’s generation’s needs as well as those seven generations out. Or at least we hope we do. This blogsphere is still unfolding, and how we add to the framing of issues and discourse. PacifiCAD will continue to support Down To Earth blog, and will continue to link to those issues and points on the blog that tie into PacifiCAD blog’s mission.