Thursday, November 8, 2007

Funky Green Chicago

Erica and I went to the Funky Buddha Lounge tonight for a party in connection with Green Build, happening this week in Chicago. The place is indeed funky - especially because we arrived before the party started, the venue appeared abandoned, and it was sub 40F outside. Once the party began, however, the place came alive with great ambiance, music, organic beer, and people. I had a wonderful discussion about many topics including Free Software computer aided design with a partner at a leading green architecture firm. Need to look at Open Architecture Network and FOSS CAD efforts and see where we can take the idea. In related news, the book Erica helped author, produce, and finish, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature, is now out and selling well (already #48 in Urban Planning on Amazon).

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