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Thrivability > Sustainability - Thrive Design Studio

Thrivability > Sustainability - Thrive Design Studio | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

 

Thrivability is a nascent philosophy which is currently being co-created by a network of social innovators and change agents throughout the world to address the challenges posed above… it is a positive and inclusive vision that is much more aspirational than sustainability. If sustainability is about asking the question ‘how do we fix the mess we’ve made?’, thrivability asks ‘what kind of world do we want to live in?’…

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New online course introduces students to the "wicked problems" facing people and the environment

New online course introduces students to the "wicked problems" facing people and the environment | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with Concordia University in Montreal will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking.” The course includes 40 hours of learning, introducing students to the basic concepts of the ecosystem and systems thinking approach to understanding human societies and their impacts on the natural world.
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The memory of a river

The memory of a river | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Corine Ramos's curator insight, January 22, 12:04 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags:  physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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homes of artists and their studios – the home, studio and art of French large scale flower artist Claire Basler

homes of artists and their studios – the home, studio and art of French large scale flower artist Claire Basler | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
I first came across the art, home and studio of French artist Claire Basler in Elle Deco back in 2010 when she was living in an amazing old ironworks on the outskirts of Paris...   Since then she has moved to a chateau, Castle Beauvoir, with her partner Pierre where she works on her wonderful…
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When Wasps Are Given Colored Paper, They Build Rainbow Nests

When Wasps Are Given Colored Paper, They Build Rainbow Nests | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
A biology student realised that by giving wasps different colored paper over time, the insects would eventually construct their own rainbow-colored houses.
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China Danxia Landform...Paint palate of God

China Danxia is the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (includin
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How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit
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Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring

Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Lorax might have spoken for the trees, but it turns out that trees can speak for themselves. At least to other trees, that is.
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New York City just approved plans to build the Lowline - the world’s first underground park

New York City just approved plans to build the Lowline - the world’s first underground park | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
New York City officials just gave the green light to The Lowline underground park, which will be located in an abandoned train line in NYC’s Lower East Side.
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Mind-blowing Photographs of Earth Taken From Space

Mind-blowing Photographs of Earth Taken From Space | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The meticulously planned cultivated landscape of the communities of Aragon (west) and Catalonia in north-eastern Spain. 4
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13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence

13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Aidan's exploration in the woods uncovered a mystery of science and he designed a fascinating tree solar collector as a result of his discoveries.
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The memory of a river

The memory of a river | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


Via Seth Dixon
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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Corine Ramos's curator insight, January 22, 12:04 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags:  physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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5 reasons not to underestimate the power of plants and trees

5 reasons not to underestimate the power of plants and trees | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
These scientists say that respecting and understanding plants and trees is essential for our future.
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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
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Biomimicry in action

Biomimicry in action | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.
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Interconnectivity Tree Research Project - HeartMath Institute

Interconnectivity Tree Research Project - HeartMath Institute | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Interconnectivity Tree Research Project Why are we so in awe of the old oak and the ancient redwood tree? Why does sitting beneath a spreading sycamore feel like a spiritual experience? HeartMath’s scientists have focused especially on oak and redwood trees as they seek answers to a number of questions. For instance, given our close …
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Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Iceland Academy of the Arts student Ari Jónsson premiered an algae water bottle made from agar at DesignMarch. The bottle biodegrades when the user is finished, minimizing plastic pollution.
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Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real

Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Although they look Photoshopped, the gorgeously striped icebergs around the Antarctic are very real—formed by years of high-pressure compression.
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Seoul Transforms a Freeway Into A River and Public Park

Seoul Transforms a Freeway Into A River and Public Park | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
A stream was buried in the heart of Seoul for 30 years under an elevated highway until it was uncovered and turned into an urban park.
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Stunning ginkgo tree in China drops an ocean of golden leaves

Stunning ginkgo tree in China drops an ocean of golden leaves | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Thousands of people for all over China have traveled to see a Ginkgo that has dropped its stunning leaves, creating a shimmering carpet of gold.
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The Ingenious Floating Gardens Of The Aztecs...

The Ingenious Floating Gardens Of The Aztecs... | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
When Cortez discovered the Aztec Empire in the year 1519, he found 200,000 people living on an island in the middle of a lake.  Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, was the biggest and best-fed city in the world, and this fortress city was completely surrounded by water.

To feed their enormous populati
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World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day

World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogic Studio, is a piece of bio-digital architecture on display at this year's Expo Milano 2015, which combines micro-algal cultures and real time digital cultivation protocols.
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Ludovico Einaudi - "Elegy for the Arctic" - Official Live (Greenpeace)

Subscribe to the official Ludovico Einaudi channel here! http://bit.ly/EinaudiChannel Ludovico Einaudi performs an original piece "Elegy for the Arctic", o
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By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them | Charles Eisenstein

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them | Charles Eisenstein | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How
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Sikkim Becomes India's First Fully Organic State

Sikkim Becomes India's First Fully Organic State | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Sikkim has become India's first fully organic state by converting around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land into sustainable cultivation.
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way to go! 

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9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree

9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The world's oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman's Siberian husky, continues to grow in Sweden. Discovered in 2004 by Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University, the age of the tree was determined using carbon-14 dating.
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