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10 Sustainability Buzzwords That are Here to Stay

December 18, 2014 |

The field of sustainability is growing so rapidly with new ideas and innovations coming to the forefront all the time. It’s no wonder that this constant change is resulting in...

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Urban Agriculture

Children aren’t just learning about reading, writing, and arithmetic anymore. In a world where food insecurity is as common as the sniffles, schools are focusing more of their attention on the environment and how our...

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With population growth and natural resource use on the rise, one of the most pressing issues affecting us today is disparity in our global food system. Globalization and industrialization have nurtured our desire for instant...

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While gardening comes to each of us at a different pace, a little preparation goes a long way. Many of us have had amazing experiences keeping houseplants, watching them grow from an inconspicuous seed to...

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Six months ago my girlfriend, Jody and I were in a tight spot. We’d been leasing a farm and doing well for our first season, raising animals and growing what we could by learning along...

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Urban Planning & Design


5 Ways Big Data Improves Urban Design

December 15, 2014 |

Our ability today to capture data at every point of existence and interaction is a remarkable asset. In our cities sensors surround us gathering data about how we move and...

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10 Strategies for Building Healthy Cities

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How City Resilience Tackles Complex Urban Issues

December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sustainable Planning For a Foolproof Future

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Green Infrastructure & Integrated Vegetation

As cities become increasingly developed to make way for our growing population, there’s one thing that we are sacrificing: green space. Roads, parking lots, buildings, homes and other urban developments are taking the place of...

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At PowerHouse Growers, we believe that one of the premier tools, if not the premier tool, for researching green roofs and green walls is the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database hosted by Containing...

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In an increasingly urbanized world, urban and community planners, architects, and designers are all looking for ways to decrease the harmful effects of city life, especially in throughout Africa and Asia. The negative effects of...

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Many urbanites want to try urban gardening but feel defeated when it comes to the lack of space they often encounter. Despite this obstacle and others, there are now some perfect solutions available to urban...

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Water-absorbing vegetation now grows on several renowned buildings in North America. just over a decade ago when it designed and developed a living roof on top of the Dearborn Truck Plant. The in New York,...

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Sustainability isn’t just trending anymore. In fact, it’s becoming an essential part of life, especially if we’re to continue living the way we live presently. And considering that we would need more than four Earths...

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