The word “infrastructure” connotes things like pipes, conduits, steel and concrete, but when it comes to solving urban water management challenges, there are a growing number of solutions that are equally engineered yet more nature-based. While “grey” or traditional infrastructure remains an essential part of safe and effective design for flood control and urban watershed management, it is no longer the only tool in the toolbox.
No todas las tecnologías de infraestructura verde son apropiadas para todos loslugares. Este artículo resume algunas de las ventajas y desventajas de estas.
Resilience is the word of the decade, as sustainability was in previous decades. No doubt, our view of the kind and quality of cities we as societies want to build will continue to evolve and inspire a new descriptive goal.
This Earth Day, 22 April, many environmentalists will be advocating the three R's - recycling, reusing and reducing. While these actions are important and worthwhile, we would be better off focusing on a different letter: V for vegan.
Guest commentary from Abby Swann (U. Washington) This past month, an op-ed by Nadine Unger appeared in the New York Times with the headline “To save the climate, don’t plant trees”. The author’s main argument is that UN programs to address climate change by planting trees or preserving existing forests are “high risk” and a “bad bet”. [Ed. There is more background on the op-ed here] However, I don't think that these conclusions are supported ...
“ Ecosystems services, green infrastructure and natural capital are moving from theory to practice”
Via Faith Attaguile
El movernos hacia la inversión de infraestructura verde en nuestras ciudades nos va a ayudar a mantener resiliencia social y ecológica. Utilizar metodologías como las propuestas por el Capitalismo Natural provee de herramientas a empresas y gobiernos para validar estas inversiones que son beneficiosas para todos. Confiemos que cada vez más iniciativas tengan en cuenta esto.
With its massive urban sprawl and busy streets, Tokyo doesn't exactly seem like the kind of place you would find farmland, but Tokyoites are waking up to the fact that growing your food closer to home means more food security and less pollution...
Agricultura Urbana a otro nivel! Pregúntale a tu Arquitecto Paisajista favorito.
Parks change us: people who live near parks are not just more likely to exercise and meet their neighbors, but also less stressed, anxious, or depressed; kids with ADD do better on tests after spending time in parks; and being in nature can even...
La infraestructura verde de la ciudad, como sus parques, son parte fundamental de su vida y su sostenibilidad.
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