Sustainable urban planning
A sustainable city, or eco-city (also "ecocity") is a city designed with consideration of environmental impact, inhabited by people dedicated to minimization of required inputs of energy, water and fo...
Megacity Metabolism: What Cities Are The Worst Energy Hogs?
New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively less resources and Tokyo conserves water like a pro. These are just a few of the findings from a new study on 'megacity metabolism' -- the wo...
Never Buy Toothpaste Again With This Nanotech Toothbrush
Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, a nanotech toothbrush that can clean your teeth without toothpaste. The designer teamed up with nanotechnology company Y...
This Tiny House Seems Weird From The Outside, But When You Step Inside? WHOA! - LittleThings.com
I’ve seen some truly remarkable pieces of architecture while writing for LittleThings — especially tiny houses. Followers of the Tiny House Movement will be quick to tell you that a small space doesn’...
Eco-towns
Eco-towns are a government-sponsored programme of new towns to be built in England, which are intended to achieve exemplary standards of sustainability.In 2007, theDepartment for Communities and Local...
Environmental planning
Environmental planning is the process of facilitating decision making to carry out development with due consideration given to the natural environmental, social, political, economic and governance fac...
New Urbanism
New Urbanism is an urban design movement which promotes walkable neighborhoods containing a range of housing and job types. It arose in the United States in the early 1980s, and has gradually influenc...
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Sustainable architecture
Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Sust...
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Urban agriculture
Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a village, town, or city. Urban agriculture can also involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, agroforestr...
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Never Buy Toothpaste Again With This Nanotech Toothbrush
Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, a nanotech toothbrush that can clean your teeth without toothpaste. The designer teamed up with nanotechnology company Y...
Jana Revedin
Jana Revedin, Prof. Arch. PhD, born in Constance (D) in 1965, is a German Architect, Theorist and Writer. She lives and works in Wernberg, Carinthia (A). After her studies of Architecture and Urban De...
Low-impact development (UK)
Low-impact development (LID) has been defined as "development which through its low negative environmental impact either enhances or does not significantly diminish environmental quality".The interpla...
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Foreshoreway
A greenway is "a strip of undeveloped land near an urban area, set aside for recreational use or environmental protection". However, the term can in fact include "a scenic road" and though many are i...
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Jot D. Carpenter
Jot D. Carpenter, born March 19, 1938, in San Francisco, California, died February 17, 2000 in Columbus, Ohio, was a noted landscape architect and Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Knowlton S...
New Suburbanism
New Suburbanism is an urban design movement which intends to improve on existing suburban or exurban designs. New Suburbanists seek to establish an alternative between a dichotomy of the centripedal c...
Mississauga Transitway
The Mississauga Transitway is a bus rapid transit system (BRT) under construction in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, spanning most of the city from Winston Churchill Boulevard to the junction of Highway...
Solar Settlement
The Solar Settlement is a 59 PlusEnergy home housing community in Freiburg, Germany. Solar architect Rolf Disch wanted to apply his PlusEnergy concept, created originally with his Heliotrope home, to...
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Metropolitan agriculture
Metropolitan agriculture references a growing understanding of the complex relationship between cities and agriculture. As a concept, it can help serve as a linkage between issues as open and diverse ...
Green building
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's lif...
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Sustainable Mekong Research Network
The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) is a network of organizations committed to the sustainable development of the Mekong Region. Launched in 2005, SUMERNET supports policy-relevant rese...
Sustainable Mekong Research Network - Wikipedia
Energy-saving lighting
Governments around the world have passed measures to phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives. Phase-out regulations effectively ...
Isles, Inc.
Isles, Inc. Isles, Inc. is a self-help, urban green development organization in Trenton, New Jersey founded in 1981. Its mission is to foster self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities...
Lightwell
In architecture a lightwell, light well or air shaft is an unroofed external space provided within the volume of a large building to allow light and air to reach what would otherwise be a dark or unve...
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Middle Quinton
Middle Quinton is the name given by the developers St. Modwen Properties and The Bird Group to a proposed new Eco-town near Long Marston in Warwickshire, England.On 3 April 2008 the UK government anno...
Automobile dependency
Automobile dependency is a term sometimes attributed to Professors Peter Newman and Jeff Kenworthy to capture the predicament of most cities in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, an...
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Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is a non-governmental non-profit organization that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of urban life by adva...
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy - Wikipedia