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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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The green façades developed by Climagrün, the specialists in this sector, represent the ideal solution to insert as an environmental and ecological construction element, which is able to not only contribute to the improvement of our cities’...

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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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The word “pollution” often makes people think of contaminated water, unclean air, or simply piles of trash in landfills and oceans. However, there’s another type of pollution that often goes overlooked, yet has harmful impacts on the...

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Although many consider growing up an only child to be negative, it has really shaped who I am today and, for that, I am thankful. My childhood expanded my imagination to impossible limits. It has...

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Modern technology has provided us with incredible innovations that can be applied in the sustainability field. In fact, in urban design, cities can now use technology to become “Smart Cities”. These Smart Cities use a...

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Given that cities make up about 80% of the world’s energy consumption and are expected to harbor as much as 60% of the global population by 2025, the mission of environmental sustainability and improved energy...

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Sustainability utilizes many assets of urban planning, and urban form is one of them. , a movement that aims to utilize urban design in order to combat issues that derive from urban sprawl, is an...

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The idea of shifting home energy use from the typical and increasingly unsustainable fossil fuel sources to renewables, such as solar and wind, has no doubt been a distinctive aspiration for many citizens of the contemporary...

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