A key challenge in this new Human Age is to lessen the ecological footprint of the world’s cities, even as their populations expand. The Anthropocene tells the stories about resilient urban coastal infrastructure, low carbon transportation systems, and nature-inspired architectural designs.
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
A solar border would alleviate a range of binational problems. For one, it would have a civilizing effect.
by allowing people to buy and sell energy in small increments from, and to, their neighbors
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy
An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
Mining landfills for metals and energy
could be the building blocks of modern, sustainable architecture
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 animals.