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Davos meets the circular economy | The McDonough Conversations

In the latest installment of the The McDonough Conversations, William McDonough and Joel Makower discuss the major themes of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos that took place last month, in a two part interview. Many programs that took place at Davos 2015 were related to Cradle to Cradle and the circular economy.  The number of sessions […]

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April 7: William McDonough will lead a “fireside chat” for Bridge

On April 7, 2015,  William McDonough will lead a fireside chat for Bridge – a professional development program with startups including Dropbox, Khan Academy, Fitbit, Square, and many more.  The talk will provide an opportunity for members of the design community who represent some of the top companies in Silicon Valley, to connect with McDonough.  Past speakers for […]

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Bold Ideas from the World Economic Forum Davos

Climate change, human rights, health and inequality, were the major topics of discussion at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos. A strong emphasis was placed on the need for more solutions and ideas to counter these larger issues. As the WEF came to a close, participants were asked to share ideas based on the various […]

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April 9-10: William McDonough speaks at Powering Progress Together Detroit 2015

On April 9, 2015, William McDonough will deliver the keynote address at Shell’s Powering Progress Together conference in Detroit, Michigan. By 2050, three quarters of the world will live in urban centers; collectively, these cities will consume as much as 80 percent of the global energy supply. So how can we work better together today, […]

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Now Open: UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

William McDonough + Partners teamed with Stantec (formerly Anshen+Allen) to design the new Medical Center at Mission Bay for University of California San Francisco (UCSF). “On Sunday, February 1, the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center officially opens an 878,000-sf, six-story complex at UCSF’s 60.2-acre Mission Bay research campus that includes three state-of-the-art […]

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The Circular Guide to Christmas

A leader in optimized resource management, Veolia, published a holiday gift guide “The circular guide to Christmas,” offering suggestions for environmentally conscious gifts.  William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s book The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability–Designing for Abundance is among the gifts suggested. View the full list of gifts on The circular guide to Christmas here. Find more […]

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Save The Soil, Save Ourselves – The McDonough Conversations

William McDonough and Joel Makower talk soil in the latest installment of The McDonough Conversations.  According to McDonough, there are two parts to keeping soil free of toxins: detoxifying and changing the way we make things.  “We want to go to a global-scale packaging protocol that allows things to either heal soil or give soil […]

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The Indian Express: Revolutionising the Factory

By Vani Bahl, Published December 8, 2014 CHENNAI: The image of a ‘factory’, as propagated by the Industrial Revolution, is that of a smokestack polluting the sky, hot and dangerous exposed assembly lines, and dark and dingy manufacturing houses. Hero — the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheeled automotives — is all set to revolutionise […]

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Greenbuild 2014 Wrap Up

William McDonough joined Cradle to Cradle® organizations and teams from coast to coast at the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo October 20-24. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s event, held in New Orleans: 2014 MATERIALS & HUMAN HEALTH SUMMIT   On Tuesday, October 21, William McDonough delivered the 2014 Materials & Human […]

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Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Provides Path for Companies to Improve Product Health

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced it will offer a Material Health Certificate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to communicate their work toward chemically optimized products. The Material Health Certificate marks the first time the Institute has offered reporting of its comprehensive methodology in […]

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William McDonough + Partners-Designed Garden Factory™ For World’s Largest Motorcycle Company

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Internationally acclaimed architecture firm William McDonough + Partners announced today the opening of a global factory and parts facility for Hero MotorCorp. Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeled automotives, and has officially opened the site for production in Rajasthan, India. Dubbed a “Garden Factory” by architect, […]

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Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

Published by Motown India, October 20, 2014 The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan [designed by William McDonough + Partners] has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020. The plant will be officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister […]

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