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New solutions to water management are becoming ever more prevalent in towns and cities around the world. One such example is rain gardens. A rain garden is defined as a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native...

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Everyday infrastructures support and facilitate our lives, and although many people just take them for granted, our social and economic systems would be much different without their services. As a matter of fact, the development of...

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For those of us who have been fortunate enough to live in safe cities, that have been relatively immune to natural disasters, environmental shock, or economic collapse, then we perhaps can’t appreciate the tremendous suffering...

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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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Sustainability is a common goal for many industries including businesses, universities, agriculture, and even for personal use. When considering reaching the goal of sustainability, universities are usually not what one thinks of. “Green” colleges with...

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The compounding benefits of green technology will ultimately lead to a business’ ability to meet consumer demands, further positioning the enterprise for success. Defining Green Technology Green technology (or environmental technology) encompasses methods and techniques...

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Green is the new black.  No, this is not just an empty slogan, but one with relevance in the field of sustainability.  Traditionally, buildings and surfaces have the history of negatively contributing to the sustainability...

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More and more urban centers are being designed and developed to include green spaces, integrated vegetation, and solutions for urban agriculture. Though there are an abundance of long-term benefits that result from the implementation of...

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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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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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