How We Think about E-Waste Is in Need of Repair

How We Think about E-Waste Is in Need of Repair

FEATURE How We Think about E-Waste Is in Need of Repair China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy By Adam Minter Read...
Can local food feed an urban world?

Can local food feed an urban world?

Data Collection  |  October 2016 Can Local Food Feed an Urban World? Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture By Sarah DeWeerdt Once upon a time everybody ate local food. No one called it that back then, of course. People just hunted, gathered, tilled...
Habitecture

Habitecture

LANGUAGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE hab•i•tec•ture Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for...
Ecology for Insiders

Ecology for Insiders

IDEA WATCH  | OCTOBER 2016 Ecology for Insiders The indoor biome covers as much as six percent of the world’s landmass—and we know almost nothing about it By Peter Andrey Smith The view from the HazeCam, which is situated just west of the Jackson Street Bridge in...
3D Printed Bricks

3D Printed Bricks

IDEA WATCH  |  OCTOBER 2016 3D Printed Bricks could be the building blocks of modern, sustainable architecture By Roberta Kwok For thousands of years, people have built homes by shaping mud into blocks, drying them in the sun, and stacking them. Now, a design shop in...

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