The Sustainability and Development Committee, has the purpose of seeking space-based technological solutions to solving problems on Earth and in space, human made or environmental, and improving the human condition and harmonising cultural relations.
The Sustainability and Development Committee seeks space-based technological solutions to solving problems on Earth and in space, human made or environmental, and improving the human condition and harmonising cultural relations.
As we work to develop the systems, methods, technologies to emerge the Starship that could one day visit Earth 2.0 it is important that we also keep an eye on Earth 1.0 and seek ways to improve our sustainable living within the Earth biosphere. With this in mind, the committee seeks to work with teams of architects to think about the next generation of buildings and how we can improve the way we construct our megacities. This is important because the current way of living is not sustainable in the long term. We refer to this as a bottom-up approach, which compliments the top-down approach of trying to find technologies for the starship that can directly benefit the Earth and any other habitats we may construct.
Currently, the committee is working with Simon Bowden architects on the development of a novel technology which has applications both to Earth and space habitats. In addition, the committee has an activity which it calls 'Starship Cities' and the first of these events was successfully held in 2013. More are planned in the future.
The committee is looking to engage the wider community, and this includes, engineers, architects, artists or innovative thinkers of any form. If you want to get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.