These are not your grandmother’s botanical gardens. Urban green spaces are now hubs for physical activity, concerts, mazes, hiking, scientific inquiry, and, oh, yes, the study of flora, albeit interactively.
A new study from Nature argues that urban regional planning will be necessary to absorb a 1.1 billion person population growth by the year 2030
Rhode Island’s Green Economy Bond will be on the November ballot. Voters will decide if further funding to enhance an urban/ rural balance is worth the investment.
Without access to digital tools, many Philadelphians couldn’t participate in a local bikeshare program. A program to boost digital literacy changed that.
Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels. The solution? Solar sheep! Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.
The Rio 2016 closing ceremonies are over. But is Brazil’s Special Committee on the Environment ready to close its books on its Green Games initiatives?
If you have only a small exterior space for growing plants and flowers, why not try a vertical garden?
Environmental literacy programs often target urban kids to inspire connections to the natural world.
The debate is on! Will Tesla’s Model S Autopilot usher in an era where commuting is easy and public transit loses its appeal? Does Tesla’s Autopilot feature contribute to urban sprawl?
Everybody poops, and everybody dies. Those are two of the most critical things anyone in urban planning has to keep in mind when they’re planning, you know, urbans, because every single human, cat, dog, and horse that will be living in the futuristic utopia they’ve designed will, eventually, poop/die. Pleasant thought, that – but, as […]
Access to clean water is becoming increasingly scarce, but in an arid nation like Australia, water is most especially precious. Now many homes across the vast country are beginning to learn just how simple and important it can be to collect their own rainwater. Several areas in the country have even begun requiring rainwater catchment systems for all newly constructed buildings.
This inspiring image of a bicycle-powered lawn mower drifted through my social media stream today. The pedal-powered idea is so simple and beautiful, it is utterly genius. The photo came from a South African film production company called Green Renaissance; the organization specializes in working with non-profits and other environmentally conscious businesses interested in promoting nature conservation and sustainability.
This Saturday thousands of people around the country are transferring their money from large corporate banks, into small financial institutions, community-oriented cooperatives and credit unions. We’ve been doing this for some time, check out our own Dragonfly’s amazing stealth video during our successful campaign against JP Morgan Chase and their financing of Mountaintop Removal.
Join critically acclaimed author, KtB editor, and OccupyWriters.com founder Jeff Sharlet, and the unstoppable evangelists of anti-consumerism Reverend Billy and Savitri D for a discussion about religion and politics in the Occupy movement and beyond. The conversation, held at the renowned Midtown performance space The Tank on November 15, will be hosted by Killing the Buddha.