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Ensuring the Availability of Groundwater: Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)

Ensuring the Availability of Groundwater: Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
There are many places in the world that depend solely on their groundwater for drinking, irrigating crops, or anything else requiring water. As population increases...
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La agricultura campesina puede alimentar al mundo | Noticias de ecologia y medio ambiente

La agricultura campesina puede alimentar al mundo | Noticias de ecologia y medio ambiente | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it

La agricultura industrial dominante ha fracasado. Las promesas de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación de 1996, reflejadas en el objetivo de desarrollo del milenio de reducir el hambre para 2015, no van a cumplirse.


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BBC News - Berlin's guerrilla gardeners cultivate rebellion

BBC News - Berlin's guerrilla gardeners cultivate rebellion | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Arsonists and saboteurs are at one extreme of Berlin's counter-culture but, as Stephen Evans reports, some opt for gentler means of railing against society.

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World Habitat Awards | Innovation. Sustainability. Transfer.

World Habitat Awards | Innovation. Sustainability. Transfer. | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
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ecco i 10 finalisti dei world habitat awards. Segnaliamo tra tutti il Comitato per la Salvaguardia del Centro Storico di Hebron che da anni combatte pacificamente contro l'occupazione militare israeliana.

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Loon for All – Project Loon – Google

Loon for All – Project Loon – Google | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Project Loon looks to use a global network of high-altitude balloons to connect people in rural and remote areas who have no Internet access at all, help fill coverage gaps for areas that can’t be served profitably by existing providers, and...
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Place and public health: the impact of architecture on wellbeing

Place and public health: the impact of architecture on wellbeing | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Architecture helps shape the quality of our environments and can contribute to health and happiness, writes Karl Johnson
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Architettura come strumento per la salute e la felicità delle persone. Un bel articolo su cui riflettere, ben al di là di formalismi e manierismi.

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Urban Renewal in Rio | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Renewal in Rio | Sustainable Cities Collective | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Rio de Janeiro, has taken a dynamic approach by using the infrastructure investments made for the World Cup and Olympic to also address some of its major, ongoing infrastructure, environmental, and social issues.
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What good, grassroots advocacy for complete streets looks like

What good, grassroots advocacy for complete streets looks like | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
What they are proposing wouldn’t cost that much more, if anything, and it would make both the road safer and that part of the community more pleasant to be in.
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2013 Cycle Shortlisted Projects - Aga Khan Award for Architecture

2013 Cycle Shortlisted Projects - Aga Khan Award for Architecture | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
2013 Cycle Shortlisted Projects Award recipients
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Bruxelles, arriva la Strategia Europea per l’Adattamento

Bruxelles, arriva la Strategia Europea per l’Adattamento | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Connie Hedegaard, Commissaria Europea della Dg Climate Change, ha presentato ieri a Bruxelles, in una affollatissima Conferenza, la Strategia Europea sull’adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici. S
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Small-town mayors: the cutting edge of climate action | SmartPlanet

Small-town mayors: the cutting edge of climate action | SmartPlanet | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
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Oregon Claims State Ownership Over all Rainwater

Oregon Claims State Ownership Over all Rainwater | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Oregon criminalizes permaculture; claims state ownership over all rainwater - ponds and swales restricted - jail time for violators. There\'s nothing more refreshing than standing in a cool, summertime rain shower.
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Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
The country of Peru is looking to provide free energy to over 2 million of the country's poorest citizens thanks to that most plentiful and abundant energy source - the sun.
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Quatre idées pour mettre un peu de campagne en ville

Quatre idées pour mettre un peu de campagne en ville | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Quatre idées pour mettre un peu de #campagne en #ville http://t.co/eiEdfU3kKm via @tendanceville - #urbanisme - #social

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Party Wall by CODA opens at MoMA PS1

Party Wall by CODA opens at MoMA PS1 | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Party Wall by CODA is a wall that squirts water and is clad with skateboard offcuts in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in New York.
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art @ sustainability @ PS1

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INTERVISTA A DAVID HOLMGREN

INTERVISTA A DAVID HOLMGREN | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
INTERVISTA A DAVID HOLMGREN, David Holmgren (nato nel 1955) è un ecologista, ingegnere progettista ecologico e scrittore. E’ meglio noto come co-fondatore (insieme a Bill Mollison) del concetto di Permacultura.
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Tourcoing : Jean Prouvé, l’audace d’un architecte ressuscitée

Tourcoing : Jean Prouvé, l’audace d’un architecte ressuscitée | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
- Région - www.lavoixdunord.fr

Via Expression - Les clés de votre maison d'architecte !
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Hommage au génial Jean Prouvé.

Des maison modulaires dès 1952...

 

Retrouvez nos consils sur notre site : expression-architecture.fr

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Bianet :: A Graphic History of the Gezi Resistance

Bianet :: A Graphic History of the Gezi Resistance | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Infografik website released a graphic recapping the Gezi Resistance events between May 29 and June 6.
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Wu Ming. #Occupy Landscape

Wu Ming. #Occupy Landscape | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Chiedendo di poter esercitare il proprio diritto al paesaggio, i manifestanti stanno già combattendo per la democrazia.
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How Spanish Urbanism Lost its Leading Edge

How Spanish Urbanism Lost its Leading Edge | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
The country has long been a model for flashy, absurd infrastructure, but austerity is finally slowing it down.
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The rebel plant invasion - Raduno Nazionale del Guerrilla Gardening Italiano (4-5 Maggio 2013)

The rebel plant invasion - Raduno Nazionale del Guerrilla Gardening Italiano (4-5 Maggio 2013) | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
Il 4 e 5 maggio 2013 l'associazione Terra di Nettuno ha organizzato a Bologna il Raduno Nazionale del Guerrilla Gardening Italiano. Alla manifestazione hanno partecipato i principali gruppi naziona...
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Let’s go from ‘public housing’ to ‘social housing’

Let’s go from ‘public housing’ to ‘social housing’ | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
To keep region’s housing affordable, government has to play a role, but without the attached stigma.
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Housing without developers: Argentina's architects show the way

Housing without developers: Argentina's architects show the way | asf - urban sustainability | Scoop.it
The fideicomiso model allows residents and architects to bypass bureaucracy. Could it help to ease the UK housing crisis?
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