Salam, my Iranian and Middle Eastern Friends, Friends of Iran, Advocates of Peace & the Environment, and Rotarians,
- a secret lady of the desert
- traditional & modern music
- a Persian Corner
- a new team member
- an imaginary journey
- fun time (make you own Silk Road souvenir) with a prize
- Silk Road snacks
- an activated PPT of our trip in Iran
To our splendid team in Mashhad, including architects, engineers, city officials, historians, archaeologists, professors and other team members, a great THANK YOU and a very wonderful Yalda celebration and holiday, as you reunite in memory of the great times we had together in October exploring the Mashhad region as noted in the Thank You Letter and Certificates of Appreciation, below.
A special thank you to Dr. Prof. Hataminejad of the University of Tehran, Messrs. Bahram Resideh of Golden Brick Construction in Vancouver (1), and Behzad Resideh and Shoeib Ebdali of Faraeen Consulting Engineers in Mashhad.
Thank you letter
Certificate of Appreciation:
Letters of Support and Endorsements of our Silk Road to Peace project will be posted as time permits, this one from Nader Tehrani, Head MIT School of Architecture, my alma mater. If you have a suggestion of other important people who may be willing to support this project in any way, please contact us.
نامههای تأیید و پشتیبانی از پروژهی «راه ابریشم تا آشتی» تا آنجا که در مجال میگنجد، اینجا منتشر خواهند شد. این نامه از نادر تهرانی است، رئیس دپارتمان معماریِ ام. آی. تی، همان دانشگاهی که من هم در آن درس خواندهام. اگر شخصیتهای مهم و شناختهشدهی دیگری را هم در ذهن دارید که شاید مایل باشند این پروژه را تأیید یا به هر شکلی از آن پشتیبانی کنند، لطفاً پیشنهادهایتان را با ما در میان بگذارید.
We want to share the good news and pragmatic progress on the Silk Road to Peace project with you on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm. We have invested a lot of time and effort, faith and trust in Iran, when very few others did. Saturday's pragmatic debriefing is a tribute to the special people and places inside of Iran, without political agendas or imperial propaganda. If you like to learn from history and travel, make friends with people and breath in nature, finding joy and splendor, work together as a multidisciplinary team, this may interest you.
We seek like-minded partners and patrons, visionaries and independent thinkers, professionals and laypeople, to join us as we rebuild the old Silk Road into a sustainable bridge between East and West, the past and future, - a lasting road to peace, one caravanserai at a time. You too can be a stakeholder in this leading-edge demonstration project and international paradigm shift.
Please RSVP, jdo at ecobuildings dot net or j.ostrowski at ucalgary dot ca. Seating is limited.
To find room 3257, use the "interactive room finder": http://www.ucalgary.ca/fmd/buildings/professional_faculties.
Thank you for considering this invitation to hear our plans and see our progress to:
• build peace, not war
• rely on truth, not deceit
• promote cooperation, not hostility
• include, not exclude
• advance education and ecotourism
• collaborate, not sanction
• seed sunrise, not sunset industries
• give, not deprive
for the people and places in a land called Iran, the starting point for this transcontinental mission, as we continue to research and inspect, plan and design, initiative and test, the beginning of the Marco Polo Trail and BioSphere from Istanbul Turkey to Xi'an China, over the next 10 years.