Category Archives: Videos

Tactical Urbanism


Click to view a Video of the presentation on Tactical Urbanism November 4, 2015 Tactical Urbanism: A Panel and Discussion from SSI Info on Vimeo. The presentation on Tactical Urbanism includes it’s history, historical and modern examples, and how it is – perhaps unknowingly – being applied right here in Springfield Illinois. Panelists include: Lindsey Record, Illinois Stewardship Alliance; Erin Svendsen, Springfield Arts Association; George Sinclair, Black Sheep Cafe, Project Southtown Moderated by Jess Weitzel & Tamika Gibson of Sustainable […]

On Care for Our Common Home – Laudato Si


Click to view a Video of the presentation by Sister Sharan Zayac, O.P of highlights of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudito Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home on October 25, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Convent, Aquinas Center, Springfield Illinois. On Care for Our Common Home – Laudato Si' from SSI Info on Vimeo. Sister Sharan Zayac, O.P. is a nun of the Dominican Order and founder of Jubilee Farm outside of Springfield Illinois (http://jubileefarm.info/). Her presention of some […]

Presentations by architects John Shafer and David Parker


Click to view Videos of the presentations by architects John Shafer and David Parker. This second in the series”Designing a Sustainable Springfield” was presented by SSI and SVG May 26, 2015. John highlighted his project called “The Smart Growth Case Study” – two buildings at 6th and Vine streets in Springfield which house his architectural firm and the Illinois Times building next door. Both have quite a bit of sustainable design built into them, including placement of windows for lighting, […]

SSI sponsored presentations by Kent Massie and Hal Sprague


Click to view Videos of the 11/25/14 SSI sponsored presentations by Kent Massie and Hal Sprague. Kent highlighted the sustainable components that were incorporated into the Jackson Street Corridor Study…..  Especially, the components that are related to urban storm water management and conservation of natural and cultural sites. Hal followed up and spoke about Jackson Street being a key area in Springfield’s urban flood issue. He discussed which areas in Springfield can be targeted to mitigate downtown flooding in a […]

Michelle Knox & Dave Cation Presentations


Click to view Videos of the SSI sponsored presentations by Michelle Knox of WindSolarUSA & Dave Cation of Cation Construction held Tuesday October 14, 2014 at Lincoln Library in Springfield Illinois. Michelle showed various aspects of the Inhabitat website. Dave gave us a visual tour of the passive solar house he has built, which is nearing completion.

Solar Panel Discussion 01/28/14


Click to view Video of the 01/28/14 Solar Panel Discussion with Michelle Knox, owner of WindSolar USA, Chef Michael Higgins of Maldaner’s Restaurant, Robert LaBonte of the Springfield Bike Doctor Shop, Julie Rourke of Lincoln Land’s Workforce Development Center, and Bob Croteau of CWLP’s Solar Rewards Program Solar Energy Panel Discussion 01/28/14 from SSI Info on Vimeo.