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Intervention and social design

 

Have you noticed a social problem in your work area, neighborhood or your city? Problems such as lack of social cohesion or trust in your environment or community? We are able to study that and find the reasons. In addition, we can propose solutions to help improving the situation.We have experiences of working in different scales, national, regional and local projects in different countries from housing to regeneration and impact assessment in areas related to the built environment and human interactions.This could be a refurbishment of a household to make it user-friendly or environmentally-friendly or desiging social interactions in a neighbourhood

 

An Intervention Event funded by the Human Resource of the Royal Agricultural University

Location: Cirencester, United Kingdom

November 2013

 

 

Community Awareness: Public Speaking, Talks, Seminars, Training workshops

 

We can deliver talks and trainings at different levels in different locations including univerisities, institutes, governmental and non-governmental organizations and public/private firms. The aim is to transfer the latest knowledge of research discoveries to practitioners and educate public.Knowledge is power.

Virtual presentations is also possible.

 

Awareness Talk on The Science of Environmental Psychology

Location: Live Green Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Sep 2015

 

By: Negin Minaei

A three-day seminar and workshop

Funded by Jahad Daneshgahi Kerman

on Sustainable Urban Development

Location: Kerman, Iran

May 2016

By: Negin Minaei

Current Projects

Public Awareness and Conscious Citizens

1- An Introduction to Smart Cities

Dr. Minaei was invited to speak about smart cities by IEEE at the University of Windsor, Student branch. The talk was held on 1st August and recieved a positive feedback from attendees.

 

 

EnDesign in collaboration with the University of Windsor, Faculty of Engineering has organized a series of talks on Sustainable Smart Citie and good urbanism to raise awareness on cities’ challenges, sustainability, and resiliency as a necessity for cities and possible solutions that should be employed now to prevent future problems. Speakers are academicians, professionals, and activists in the relevant fields.

Stay tuned for the latest news.

Visit the Event page for the detailed list of talks.

Want to know about the events, check out the News and Event page

Some resources of the 7 Talks are available in Resource page.

 

#SmartWindsor

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2- Solar Living Wall

This project aims to design Negin Minaei's idea of an optimum affordable living wall; a wall that is self-sufficient. It produces its own energy by using solar PVs and uses rain and grey water instead of the clean tap water. This project has started in Fall 2016 and 6 students of civil engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Enginnering at the Univeristy of Windsor work on it as part of their Capstone final project. Dr. Rupp Carriveau and Dr. Negin Minaei supervise this project.

 

Nov 2016- August 2017

 

3- Smarter Sustainable Cities in Collaboration with

The Environmental Energy Institute

 

Currently in research and fund-raising phase. The scond phase will start in Fall 2017 when two MSc students will be recruited to start the technical part.

 

Past Projects

Consulting and Design

 

We evaluate your space scientifically in order to offer design solutions that meet your needs. Depending on your requirements, we can look at how to improve a space’s aesthetic appearance, optimize its usability or reduce its energy consumption. We can even look at how a space could be better suited to your particular personality. In doing so, we aim to help increase your comfort, concentration and wellbeing.

If you wish to take advantage of our full service, we can also supervise the implementation of the changes to your space.

 

 

A Refurbishment Project funded by School of Real Estate and Land Management, Royal Agricultural Univeristy, Cirencester, United Kingdom

 

Nov 2012- Nov 2013

 

By: Negin Minaei

Research & Consulting

 

Our approach is research based and evidence based design. We can identify porblems and based on scientific facts and proved evidences provide solutions.

 

In this project, our customers were7 university lecturers who were not happy with their workspaces. We worked with them and studied their workspace from environmental psychology perspective. We provided a report explaining their level of stress, social anxiety, depression and agoraphobia. We offered design solutions and suggest them how to overcome the problem.

A paper was written based on our study and was published in the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 49-64, 2014.

 

Research Project funded by'Social Enterprise and Innovation Award' won by Negin Minaei and was provided by HEFCE, UnLtd. and RAU on Longitudinal Study on the Relationship of Workspaces and Wellbeing (Case Study of a University in UK)

 

 

Nov 2013- Sep 2014

By: Negin Minaei

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Consultancy and Design Social Enterprise

 

Refurbishment

Adaptive-reuse

Urban regeneration

 

 

 

 

Space Consultation

Space Assessment

Space Interventions