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Does Makoko Floating School’s collapse threaten the whole slum’s future?

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Does Makoko Floating School's collapse threaten the whole slum's future? via The Guardian Multiple award-winning Makoko Floating School was a beacon of hope in this Lagos slum until its collapse this week. Now some [...]

The woman behind stunning sustainable homes from bamboo

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The woman behind stunning sustainable homes from bamboo. by Derek Markham via treehugger.com Elora Hardy and her team of designers, artisans, and builders at Ibuku are reimagining sustainable building, using one of nature's strongest and most [...]

What Jane Means: 4 Women Urbanists Reflect on Their Relationship to Jane Jacobs

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What Jane Means: 4 Women Urbanists Reflect on Their Relationship to Jane Jacobs by Rebecca Greenwald via metropolismag.com Jane Jacobs’ writing and advocacy marked one of the first times a woman’s voice entered the field of [...]

From Floating Food Forests to Vacant Lot Crops, Urban Farming Is Taking Root Across America

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From Floating Food Forests to Vacant Lot Crops, Urban Farming Is Taking Root Across America by Sher Watts Spooner from: dailykos.com More than 1,500 community gardens have been started on vacant land in Detroit alone in recent [...]

Hard-Pressed Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival

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Hard-Pressed Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival by winifred bird from: e360.yale.edu Gary, Indiana is joining Detroit and other fading U.S. industrial centers in an effort to turn abandoned neighborhoods and factory [...]

Air and water problems are worsening on a global scale, U.N. says

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Air and water problems are worsening on a global scale, U.N. says By Chris Mooney from: washingtonpost.com In a sweeping synthesis of global data, the United Nations Environment Programme has intensively catalogued environmental assaults across [...]

Pakistan’s first female architect to receive Japan’s prestigious prize

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Yasmeen LARI, receiving the FUKUOKA PRIZE from: fukuoka-prize.org     Ms. Yasmeen Lari founded the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan and has been involved in the preservation and conservation of historical buildings, while also designing contemporary [...]

Good urban planning can help the environment

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Good urban planning can help the environment from: washingtonpost.com Urbanization itself is not responsible for the environmental threats facing the world. Unplanned and poorly managed urbanization is. It is important to note the distinction between [...]