urban sprawl

How Suburban Sprawl is Killing Us

How Suburban Sprawl is Killing Us

Have you ever thought about how the design of our cities, towns, and communities has wide ranging effects on both our own lives and on larger global issues? Yes, simply by changing the way we design our

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GREEN BUILDING 101: How to Choose the Best Spot for Your Dream Green Home

GREEN BUILDING 101: How to Choose the Best Spot for Your Dream Green Home

  We've already touched upon ways to keep cool (and warm!) via insulation and home orientation, but what about your home's location itself? Where would you like to live? Naturally, aspects such as

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Is the Stylish 1957 Single Occupancy Motoplan the Car of the Future?

Is the Stylish 1957 Single Occupancy Motoplan the Car of the Future?

The many problems associated with urban traffic congestion have multiplied in the past few decades, and there's few feasible solutions in sight. Can the failed single-occupancy Motoplan designed in the

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World’s Largest Crowfunding Campaign Could Make Colombia’s Tallest Skyscraper a Reality

World’s Largest Crowfunding Campaign Could Make Colombia’s Tallest Skyscraper a Reality

Projected for completion in the year 2015, the new green skyscraper is a true inspiration for community-responsive urban design. Yes, it will be Colombia's first skyscraper in 40 years and upon

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Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction

Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction

Canadian scientists have discovered a way to clone elm trees, which for decades, have have fallen victim to the deadly Dutch elm disease. It is believed that their findings could become a model to

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Family Circle Brings Affordable Downtown-Style Living to the Edge of Denver

Family Circle Brings Affordable Downtown-Style Living to the Edge of Denver

Designed by Meridian 105, 'The Family Circle' is a new concept for housing created to fit the lifestyle of the urban family. Planned for the perimeter of Denver, Colorado, the project aims to build an

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California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans

California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans

A new study conducted by the influential urban desig firm Calthorpe Associates to help California guide implementation of its strategic growth law weighed 10 years of the status quo against "urban infill

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Artist EVOL Transforms Lackluster Urban Spaces With Mini Conrete Block Towers

Artist EVOL Transforms Lackluster Urban Spaces With Mini Conrete Block Towers

Urban spaces that host sparse enclaves or nondescript architecture are more likely to spark feelings of banality rather than inspiration. So when we spotted the work of Berlin based street artist EVOL, we

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Andrew Maynard’s Suburb Eating Robot

Andrew Maynard’s Suburb Eating Robot

If the current US trends of foreclosures and suburban flight continue, one might expect that the suburbs of the future will be desolate, abandoned places. How will we ever recover those large swaths of

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