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Infographic: Where Renters Get the Most and Least Space

Infographic: Where Renters Get the Most and Least Space | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
This chart shows the average size of residential property available for a monthly rent of $1,500 in popular global cities.
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18 Programs Teaching Veterans to Farm

18 Programs Teaching Veterans to Farm | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Food Tank is highlighting 18 initiatives that work to train veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces to feed America.
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'If I'm stratum 3, that's who I am': inside Bogotá's social stratification system

'If I'm stratum 3, that's who I am': inside Bogotá's social stratification system | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Every district in Colombia’s capital is rated 1 to 6 for affluence, and its services subsidised accordingly. But is a laudable idea creating division and stigma?
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Not Your Average City Hall: Placemaking takes Center Stage in Philadelphia - Project for Public Spaces

Not Your Average City Hall: Placemaking takes Center Stage in Philadelphia - Project for Public Spaces | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
When it was first built, Philadelphia’s City Hall was going to be the tallest building in the world. While it was quickly surpassed in height, City Hall shines on in the heart of Philadelphia. But overshadowed by the grandeur of the rest of the historic building, the City Hall courtyard has long been under-used as a public space.
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QuestaGame is a mobile game that gets players outdoors to engage with,
learn about and help protect life on earth.
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Maggot farming venture wins global food award

AgriProtien's fly farms, fed with food waste, have won the BBC Food Chain Global Champion title
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Heat Waves Are Creeping Toward a Deadly Heat-Humidity Threshold

Heat Waves Are Creeping Toward a Deadly Heat-Humidity Threshold | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
As global temperatures rise, river valleys in South Asia will face the highest risk of heatwaves that reach the limits of human survivability, a new study shows.
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In Sweltering South, Climate Change Is Now a Workplace Hazard

In Sweltering South, Climate Change Is Now a Workplace Hazard | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Workers laboring outdoors in southern states are wrestling with the personal and political consequences of a worsening environment.
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The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world

The zoo beneath our feet: We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Some of the greatest wonders of the universe are oh so close.
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Humus Gardening – Healthy Soils, Hardy People, Happy Planet (Part 1)

Humus Gardening – Healthy Soils, Hardy People, Happy Planet (Part 1) | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
What drives a love of gardening? Perhaps we garden for the simple pleasure of communing with the natural. Perhaps we become weekend warriors to assuage our workaholic ways, or to soothe our creative souls. Whatever your driver, I'm betting you didn't know that "minding your own patch" may be your
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Agroecology to the Rescue: 7 Ways Ecologists are Working Toward Healthier Food Systems

Agroecology to the Rescue: 7 Ways Ecologists are Working Toward Healthier Food Systems | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
A lot has been written about agroecology, and a new special issue of the journal Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems takes it to the next level.

The new issue, entitled Agroecology: building an ecological knowledge-base for food system sustainability, expands the conversation by outlining re
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Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey'

Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey' | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
By pairing pollinators with solar farms, Travis and Chiara Bolton are reimagining commercial beekeeping.
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Are birds worth the billions?

Birdlife International’s new report recommends a US$80 billion increase in annual spending in order to fully protect important bird biodiversity areas. This surely poses the question: are birds really…
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Melbourne Public Space Design Project Aims to Cut Through Red Tape

Melbourne Public Space Design Project Aims to Cut Through Red Tape | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
One part tactical urbanism, one part civic boot camp.
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Freeing up the huge areas set aside for parking can transform our cities

Cities around the world are starting to rethink the vast areas of land set aside for parking. The convergence of several trends likely will mean this space becomes available for other uses.
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Why we eat what we eat.

Why we eat what we eat. | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Books, magazines, journals, and educational web sites (too many to mention all) try to explain how evolution, culture, psychology, and even politics determine, perhaps even more so than our taste buds, what we eat 3 (or ...
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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

This Tiny Country Feeds the World | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.
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China: A Cutting-Edge Laboratory - Slow Food International

China: A Cutting-Edge Laboratory - Slow Food International | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Slow Food Great China and the City of Chengdu are very happy to be organizing and hosting the 7th Slow Food International Congress. We are not only honored
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The Game of the City.

The Game of the City. | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
In the game of the city, the players set the rules. As the game's cultural and social conditions shift over time, so does the city's identity. Xarranca translates the urban game of hopscotch both as a symbolic metaphor and physical platform for the game of the city to be played.
The Xarranca Pavilion is a temporary installation at the Placa del Mar beach of Barcelona produced by the Urban Think Tank (UTT) at ETH Zurich and ESARQ-UIC in response to their invitation to participate in the Tricentenari BCN commemorations. The pavilion scales up the familiar ground plan of the children's game xarranca (hopscotch), leading its visitors from sol (ground) to cel (sky). The game's journey can be understood as a symbol for a city's shifting identity across various scales of time, including the scale of the century, the year, the day, and the minute. The pavilion recalls its site's history of marine culture by deploying references to prior materials (nets of fishermen) and forms (sails of fishing boats, pitched roofs of boat houses) that existed in prior generations. Collectively, these abstract emulations of historic site attributes compose a new urban setting for contemporary culture and social interaction to play out.
The film layers audial interview responses from the site's local inhabitants on top video footage of the pavilion in use in order to portray the public perception of the project. A wide array of activities is portrayed in short, intimate video clips. Time lapse photography is utilized to stitch together these incremental shifts over a broader scale of time, explicitly documenting the flux of the site's activity.
Xarranca is an open field for members of the public to play their individual game. People can engage the pavilion however and whenever they please, whether it be individually or collectively, planned or spontaneously, actively as a performer or passively as a spectator. Much like the participatory game of the city, people are free to experiment with its sanctioned or unsanctioned potential uses. As the Xarranca pavilion demonstrates, the game of the city is inclusive of anybody with a desire to play.

(Story by Alex Petruso, The Architecture Player)
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Syrian Violinist and Italian Guitarist on the Road for Refugees - Slow Food International

Syrian Violinist and Italian Guitarist on the Road for Refugees - Slow Food International | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Alaa Arsheed, Syrian violinist, and Isaac de Martin, Venetian producer and guitarist retrace the Balkan Route to meet refugees through art.
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Agroecology Getting to the Root Causes of Climate Change - Regeneration International

Agroecology Getting to the Root Causes of Climate Change - Regeneration International | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
This issue of Farming Matters shows how the industrial food system is a main culprit when it comes to the climate crisis, and illustrates how agroecology and food sovereignty offer solutions by addressing the root causes of this crisis – political, social and environmental.
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Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims

Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and the resultant stress on India’s agricultural sector may have contributed to increase in suicides over the past 30 years, research shows
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The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe.

The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe. | Food Culture Community | Scoop.it
There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way, and what they do for the planet is amazing.
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Five big ideas to better integrate nature into cities | Citiscope

Artists, architects, planners, designers and ecologists gathered last month to discuss ecological urban design.
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