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Snow brings ample pros to any community; including tourism and the opportunity for winter sports, forest biome protection, future inputs for freshwater sources, and a cooling effect from the high reflectivity due to its white pigment. With climate...

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The field of sustainability is rapidly expanding with new ideas and innovations constantly coming to the forefront. It’s no wonder that this growth is resulting in new terminology that may appear to be buzzword-esque. Yet,...

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Throughout urban planning’s history, there has been one particular cause and effect loop that may continue to manifest as the field continues to evolve. This cycle being that a solution to a problem will eventually...

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A previous article devoted itself to the concept of Hedonistic Sustainability, a term coined by iconic new-age architect, Bjarke Ingels. Hedonistic Sustainability is a style of ecological design that contests the argument that in order to...

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Urban Leadership In order to build better cities we must establish a culture of social responsibility among our urban leaders. This foundation of balance between our economy and our ecosystem will shape how our cities...

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Coming from a large urban area to the countryside is quite a culture shock, and I know from firsthand experience how much of a visual adjustment it takes to realize the difference between these worlds....

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Urban forests are an integral part of building healthy cities. An urban forest is defined as an ecosystem of trees and vegetation that provides its city with ongoing economic, social, and environmental benefits. Urban forests...

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Like a mirage on the horizon of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City shimmers with hope of a different kind of survival; the survival in this instance being a clean, sustainable future for generations to come. is...

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In green building, the (LCA) of materials is critical. The stages in this cycle as we know them are: raw material, manufacturing, distribution, use, and end-of-life management….. so-on-and-so-forth. I’m sure many of you have heard this...

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Ecological structures have evolved to where they are today based on our understanding of construction materials and technological growth. This type of sustainable architecture is as of recently becoming widely accepted within the world of design...

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