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It’s interesting to me how misconceived green infrastructure and stormwater management are by both the general public and educated community planners. Implementation of Low Impact Development has lagged in communities because of a lack of...

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Every two years since 2004, the International Highrise Award (IHA) has been awarded to the world’s most innovative highrise design. This past November, the prestigious international award was bestowed again for the 6th time in...

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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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With the exception of those living on an exotic island or far away from populated areas, most of us dwell in an environment surrounded by buildings. Each building, regardless of if it’s residential or commercial,...

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In PowerHouse Growers’ head office hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia, municipal elections are happening this week. That means there’s been lots of talk about the vision and future of our city. Situated on an island...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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As urban centers continue to expand, developers and cities are working together to ensure that newly constructed buildings meet modern standards of ecological design. There are many aspects of urban development that impact our surroundings,...

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A recently released report from the World Green Building Council indicates “overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.” At PowerHouse Growers, design is something we emphasize constantly, creating...

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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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The awareness and expectations about environmental and social issues are “mature” topics among citizens in advanced economies, such as the United States and the European Union. Also in emerging economies the about these issues is...

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