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Have you ever held the belief that certain individuals who, based on what they have brought to a field, should be considered as vital to anyone’s set of influences like Charles Darwin is to any evolutionary...

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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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One of the most important aspects of life, and consequently a building, is light. The excessive use of energy is consuming the world’s resources, but fortunately today we have promising options to consider when constructing...

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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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A carbon footprint can be described as the total amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support human activities. When measuring a carbon footprint for an individual or community, it’s usually expressed as the number...

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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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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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One of the most exciting things about urban design is how every aspect can be optimized for a more sustainable future. True to this concept, landscape design offers opportunities to foster sustainable practices. Anyone planning uses for land can...

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Sustainable design is not a fad, and it’s not really even a trend. In fact by its very definition its intention is to last longer and continually deliver benefits to its surrounding environment. With the...

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Building Integrated Vegetation is a sustainable design practice that’s becoming more prolific as green construction and development grow in demand. Common styles of Building Integrated Vegetation include green roofs – both intensive and extensive – living...

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