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Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century)
Um olhar sobre os fenômenos culturais do século XXI
(A look at the cultural phenomena of the XXI Century)
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Public Transit and Density

Public Transit and Density | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:25 PM

This image is an excellent visualization to use when teaching about density, public transportation and urban planning. 


Questions to Ponder: How is this a persuasive image?  Do you argee with the argument that the planning office is making? Are there something important factors that this image ignores?


Tags: transportation, urban, planning, density, sustainability, unit 7 cities.

Imran Ahmed Khan's comment, January 17, 2013 3:44 PM
Good picture! It defines the growth of the city that impact on urbanization rate, public health, socioeconomic environment. It also tell us that if we reduce vehicles on the road more space and clean environment may we get, that reduce motality and morbadity of several disease especially lung diseases.
Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:31 PM

What are the benefits for each?  Drawbacks? You decide!

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Villa 4.0: a sustainable home in the Netherlands

Villa 4.0: a sustainable home in the Netherlands | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
Villa 4.0 is a minimalist house located in Het Gooi, The Netherlands, designed by Dick van Gameren Architects. The prime purpose of the project was to create a home that was much more sustainable than its previous institution.

The existing structure was extended & modernized with insulated walls and windows- walls at the center of the home were removed to create a new living room looking out into the surroundings. The renovation creates a bond between the home and the landscape with a glass pavilion at the living hall...


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Sustainable development is the only way forward

Sustainable development is the only way forward | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
Jonathan Glennie: Development co-operation needs to shift focus from poverty eradication to a broader, more inclusive framework...

 

Good reframing of the development policy debate looking at the bigger picture on the Guardian's PovertyMatters blog.


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Center for Solar Energy & Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart

Center for Solar Energy & Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

The new research building in Stuttgart is designed on a grid for a highly flexible workplace that serves as a dynamic framework for ongoing research activities. The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research comprises offices, laboratories, meeting and conference facilities.

“The grid structure of the research centre ensures a high degree of mobility and freedom to change and expand the building”, explains Design Director Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects. “The building has a rational design and is organised in modules. 

Carefully integrated into the surrounding context, the building features various heights that relate to the city and adjacent buildings. The building will create a new, distinctive entrance to Stuttgarter Engineering Park and provide an insight into the ongoing research.

 

Read the complete article for details on the sustainable strategies and technologies utilzied in the design of this flexible, adaptable and green research building...


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Rio+20: A Momentum for Resource Economics

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This article on Rio+20 in the Huffington Post demonstrates clearly how difficult it is to end our obsession with "growth" as the number one political priority. "Intelligent" growth, a "paradigm shift in the way we measure growth and wealth"... do all these phrases really put us on track for a new destination or do we just blind ourselves with nice rhetoric?


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