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10 Climate-Sensitive Contemporary Homes That Beat Seattle's Rainy Season

10 Climate-Sensitive Contemporary Homes That Beat Seattle's Rainy Season | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

On average, Seattle experiences 150 days of rain and 201 cloudy days per year, even though other cities like New York, Boston, and D.C. average more overall rainfall each year.

Indeed, the city's Pacific Northwestern climate has influenced nearly all aspects of Seattle's culture—including its robust architectural heritage. While many historic structures in Seattle derive from the Queen Anne style (including an entire neighborhood named after it), more recently the city has evolved into a hub for high-performing sustainable architecture that takes its climate into special consideration...


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ParadigmGallery's comment, January 12, 2014 3:03 PM
some pretty sweet homes in this post!
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Planning for Climate Change: 5 Ideas to prevent flooding in New York

Planning for Climate Change: 5 Ideas to prevent flooding in New York | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it
It's time to start seriously planning for climate change in the city.


New York City didn’t have to flood quite this badly, or, at least, it doesn’t have to again. There's no shortage of ideas out there for how the city could adapt to rising sea levels (or, we’ll just say it: climate change). A lot of them haven’t been deployed or more seriously studied because they seem too expensive or daunting.


But an event like Sandy quickly changes that calculus. Suddenly, some of these solutions don’t look quite as expensive as cleaning up after a hurricane...


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Protecting Communities from Climate Change & Extreme Weather like Sandy

Protecting Communities from Climate Change & Extreme Weather like Sandy | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

New York & New Jersey are inching toward recovery, but there's a long way to go before rebounding from Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, people are lining up for fuel for generators, buses for work & food for families. Many are without heat or medicines, and numerous families are in public-housing high rises in Lower Manhattan without access to safer alternatives.

Experts used to discuss climate change in terms of computer models and scientific forecasts. Now Americans are talking about it in its most urgent terms: people’s lives. When climate change intensifies extreme weather like hurricanes and droughts, our families—and our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, and plans for our children—feel the brunt.

The human toll of climate change is mounting and we must act. America must wake up and curb climate change...


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Hilary Brummel's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:25 AM

This article was all about protecting cities from the climate change and extreme weather. New york and new jersey are both recovering right now and they don't want to have another contastrofy so they are doing many things to prevent their cities from being damaged again.