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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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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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There’s a growing emphasis on the importance of human health and wellbeing – especially when it comes to our exposure to toxins, chemicals, and air pollution in our surroundings. Homeowners are placing health at the...

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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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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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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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The installation of green infrastructure within our built environment is becoming increasingly commonplace. Not only are more developers and homeowners interested in the benefits of green infrastructure, but municipal governments are starting to legislate these...

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Whether as designers or design aficionados, by this point we are all familiar with the LEED certification standards which tell us how sustainable buildings are, based on a specific set of criteria. And when designing...

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Despite its feel-good moniker, “Happiness Studies” is a well-respected data driven field of psychology that has gained significant momentum over the last several decades. Researchers in the field are tackling fascinating questions. Is an individual’s...

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As we discuss often, our primarily sedentary lifestyles are causing unhappiness at work which results in lowered productivity. In order to improve the office environment changes need to happen from the top down. Forward-thinking employers...

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