sustainabiliy

Eco-City in Tianjin, China is set to be completed in 2020. The Eco-project was designed by Surbana Urban Planning Group which will showcase the hottest new energy-saving technologies like wind and solar power, rainwater recycling and waste-water treatment/desalination of sea water. The  the core of the Eco-City will feature stacked programs interconnected by sky-bridges.
http://www.archdaily.com/102887/tianjin-eco-city-surbana-urban-planning-group/
 

Sustainable cities and how we will cope in the future is something in my studies that really interests me, such large scale projects like this and #Masdarcity is something I would love to be involved in at some point in my profession.  

The Terreform Research Group envision a New York City in which streets and avenues would be converted into greenways and farms. New York City is many things, but sustainable it is not. The people of New York City require some 4 million acres …

A green Big Apple is a city I’d like to take a bite in. Cities may reduce pollution by merely existing, but they consume a lot of resources transporting stuff in and out of it. A greener New York means growing much of the city’s food within its city limits and converting several streets into rapid-transit thoroughfares and food gardens.

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A solar powered portable outlet that can be charged and used when needed at a later time. This is a genius idea of sustainable energy by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh. The small outlet can be attached to any window or glass. Once the battery inside is charged it can be shut off, carried and then be plugged in and used to charge other electronic devices. It is still in the developmental phase but it is certainly an interesting idea. Click the link for more info.

http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/04/26/plug-it-on-the-window/

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched their “New Public Health” website last year with the goal of meeting community members where they are to talk about public health. A lot of those conversations happen online, and they explore the connections between public health and policy decisions related to everything from education to transportation. Last week, they published an interview with U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

They also put out a complete and convincing infographic showing why sustainable transportation modes are a key component of any public health strategy — and any healthy and prosperous community.

It highlights the positive health correlation between transit and health — and suggests that maybe the walk home from the train station is the best part of your commute. Experts say people are willing to walk a quarter mile to a bus stop and a half mile to a rail station. The more bus stops and rail stations there are, the more people get those healthy 19 minutes of walking, too.

Walking and biking as part of your commute can reduce obesity and your risk of a crash. And job sprawl that makes it harder for people to walk or bike to work cost communities money. (Click on the link to see the full info-graph). 

Sitting to the right of Constance Okollet on a panel titled Food Anthropology at SXSW Eco in Austin last week, I was humbled as she emphasized what food meant to her and her community. Okollet is peasant farmer from Osukuru subcounty, Tororo district in eastern Uganda, Africa and a mother of seven. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s the Chairperson of Osukuru United Women Network, working on agriculture health and the environment, and a founding member of Climate Wise Women, traveling the world advocating against climate change and its effects on the communities around her.

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How do you turn a financial review into an opportunity to inspire and engage?
We decided to use the visual language of a hugely individual and creative school exercise book. 


This delivery emphasisis Eden’s mission for the coming years of influencing education by going beyond Eden Project’s physical location into the classroom and communities.

you turn a financial review into an opportunity to inspire and engage?
We decided to use the visual language of a hugely individual and creative school exercise book. 


This delivery emphasisis Eden’s mission for the coming years of influencing education by going beyond Eden Project’s physical location into the classroom and communities.