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10 Online Gardening Communities You Should Join

10 Online Gardening Communities You Should Join | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Have a gardening question, but no friends who garden? The Internet is filled with forums for every gardening topic imaginable that you can turn to when looking advice.
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3D Model with your iPad | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff

3D Model with your iPad | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Autodesk announced the release of 123D Catch for the iPad.
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In New York City, Growing Greens As Art and Local Food - Environment - GOOD

In New York City, Growing Greens As Art and Local Food - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Artist Jenna Spevack has converted everyday objects into minifarms.
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How to glean for good

How to glean for good | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Gleaning for good by harvesting unwanted produce from local farms, community gardens, or neighbors' backyards and distributing this excess bounty to the food insecure is an increasingly popular — and necessary — humanitarian effort for the hungry during tough financial times, as Shareable recently reported.

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Assessing Whether Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Assessing Whether Solar Panels Make Sense for You | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Many installers will offer to put solar panels on your roof for no money down, but there are several factors to consider when deciding whether the deal makes sense for you.
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Maps And Graphics Show The Insidious Process Of Land Grabbing

Maps And Graphics Show The Insidious Process Of Land Grabbing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
"Land grabbing" is the controversial practice of governments or companies buying up, or leasing, large tracts of land in developing countries--often without the consent of people living and working there--in order to have access to their unspoiled...
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William Gibson Worries Your City May Be 'Cooked'

William Gibson Worries Your City May Be 'Cooked' | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The science fiction writer discusses how technology is changing cities.
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Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education

Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The best way to make cities greener might be teaching residents what that actually means.
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How Satellite Cities Are Reshaping East Africa

How Satellite Cities Are Reshaping East Africa | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rapid urbanization and divided cities could create a "nouveau apartheid" in places like Rwanda and Kenya.
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Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris

Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new take on the Grand Palais....
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U.S. Manufacturing Up; Reasons for Outsourcing Down – Next American City

U.S. Manufacturing Up; Reasons for Outsourcing Down – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. have grown by just over 3 percent in the past two years, and there’s evidence that this isn’t a temporary trend.
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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Missing the point about performance parking

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Missing the point about performance parking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The basic point is that free parking is actually expensive, because it costs money to support, and shapes land use and building design in ways that are often deleterious to community success and quality of life.

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Wood & Technology Become the Axalko, a Unique Bicycle for Professional Cyclists And Nature Lovers (Video)

Wood & Technology Become the Axalko, a Unique Bicycle for Professional Cyclists And Nature Lovers (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An amazing wooden bicycle, hand-made in Spain by two brothers for professional cyclists. The wooden frame is lightweight, resistant and beautiful!
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Connect Homes to Reinvent Modular Prefab

Connect Homes to Reinvent Modular Prefab | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Today, two prefab veterans launch their website for a new company called Connect:Homes with a mission to deliver modern homes that are affordable, green, and available wherever your are.  The co-founders Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, both formerly...
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What a Farm Can Tell Us About The Chesapeake Bay | It's Our Environment

What a Farm Can Tell Us About The Chesapeake Bay | It's Our Environment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Who would have thought a farm 20 miles from Washington, DC would directly affect the Chesapeake Bay? Did you know the Chesapeake Bay watershedreaches into six states?

 

Clagett Farm, in Upper Marlboro, MD was donated nearly 30 years ago by a family to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. What once was a tobacco farm is now home to an organic farm whose purpose is multidimensional. Its main purpose, though, is education. I recently spent the day with my daughter Gabby as part of a field trip with her middle school. The day consisted of moving grass-fed, free-range cattle and chickens; planting onions and flowers; learning about composting; and how what we do on land directly impacts the quality of the bay’s waters.

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The Sweet Potato Project: Urban Agriculture as a Path Out of Poverty

The Sweet Potato Project: Urban Agriculture as a Path Out of Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Whether you think terms like...
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Conservation Can Be Good for Your Health

Conservation Can Be Good for Your Health | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Could exposure to biodiversity keep the doctor away? If you live in a city, you will find out soon.
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Microsoft Imposes a Carbon Price on Itself

Microsoft Imposes a Carbon Price on Itself | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The tech giant announced that it will be carbon neutral by the next fiscal year. To do so, it's essentially enacting a carbon pricing system on its own operations.
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The State of American Infrastructure

The State of American Infrastructure | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Urban Land Institute takes stock of what cities are doing to rebuild.
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Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands

Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Dutch people aren't born knowing the rules of the road. They're taught from an early age.
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New York City: The Nation's Second Leading Tech Hub

New York City: The Nation's Second Leading Tech Hub | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the last few years, New York has risen to prominence in the world of tech start-ups.
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How Metropolitan Areas Can Recharge Manufacturing

How Metropolitan Areas Can Recharge Manufacturing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As the country continues its slow economic recovery, Bruce Katz and Richard Daley urge national leaders to reassess opportunities in the manufacturing sector, especially in metropolitan areas.
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Bright Minds, Human-Scaled City – Next American City

Bright Minds, Human-Scaled City – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Transit Miami writer Tony Garcia explains what is what at the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism.
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