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Maps as tools for urban history

Maps as tools for urban history | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The Guardian today posted a gallery of old map images, to tie in with a book newly out looking at maps charting the development of cities. There’s also a related podcast, where map experts Si...
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Put a Green Roof On It...

Put a Green Roof On It... | Urban Life | Scoop.it
A new tool visualizes green roofs on any building, and the water and energy they could save.

The rivers and streams advocacy group American Rivers has just come out with a cool new tool for what might seem an off-message topic: green roofs. A posterchild of the green building movement, green roofs have gained a lot of popularity in recent years with the rise of green building certifications like LEED, a high-profile roll out on the roof of Chicago's City Hall and the general uptick in concerns about energy usage in buildings. Growing a garden on top of your office building has rapidly evolved from crackpot to conventional...


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MIT Center for Civic Media | Innovating civic media tools and practices together with communities

MIT Center for Civic Media | Innovating civic media tools and practices together with communities | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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